2019 Screenplay Competition Is Now Accepting Entries

Feature Screenplay


TV Pilot & Spec Sample


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Celebrating Our 10th Annual Screenplay Competition in 2019!

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as a screenplay competition designed to discover, empower, and promote, original new voices in screenwriting. Our mission is to provide a platform for talented screenwriters of all levels to showcase their work, and to give the microphone to those exciting new voices that deserve to be heard! In so doing, Fresh Voices has consistently identified writers with a unique and memorable style of writing that demands to be read. Now entering our 10th year, we are proud to have helped guide dozens of talented screenwriters to secure literary representation, option agreements and other work-for-hire writing assignments that have been the stepping stones to significant careers.

This year, Fresh Voices is pleased to offer over $20,000 cash & prizes. Through our generous sponsors, Fresh Voices gives away prize packages designed to support your career including cash prizes, script development and career consultation, plus memberships and subscriptions to services designed to maximize the exposure of your big win. All the tools guidance & opportunity you need to develop a great screenplay and pursue a successful career! Don't miss this opportunity.

2019-20 Competition Details


$20,000 Cash & Prizes

Screenplay Development & Career Consultation

Guaranteed Reads & Industry Consideration

Plus Much More!

       Grand Prize Winner (in addition to 1st Place Prize Package)
  • $3,000 (Total including category prize money)
  • Industry Reads & Meetings
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay & Career Consultation
   Feature Screenplay (Six Genre Categories)

     First Place  (1x Each Category)

   1 Hr, 1/2 Hr TV Pilots & TV Samples

     First Place (1x Each Category)

  • $300
  • Industry Reads
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay Analysis
  • TV Writer's Vault Prize Package
    • 1 Year Subscription
  •  iPitch.tv
    • 1 Year Subscription
    Moviebytes Winning Scripts Pro
    • 1 Year Subscription

   Short Scripts (1x First Place)

  • $300
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay Analysis
  • iPitch.tv
    • 1 Year Subscription
    Moviebytes Winning Scripts Pro
    • 1 Year Subscription

   Honorable Mentions (2 x Each Category)

  • Fresh Voices Basic Screenplay Evaluation
  • iPitch.tv
    • 3 Month Subscription
    Moviebytes Winning Scripts Pro
    • 1 Year Subscription

Spotlight Award Winners (10x Winners)

Each Spotlight Award winner will receive a 1 year subscription to Moviebytes Winning Scripts Pro and a 3 month subscription to iPitch.tv. 

2019 Deadlines & Entry Fees
2020 Announcement Schedule
Rules & Eligibility

Thank You To Our Sponsors & Affiliates

TV Writers Vault

Meet Our 2018-19 Grand Prize Winner

Challenger by Skye Emerson

Women reigned victorious at the 2018-19 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition this week with the Drama and Family Film Categories being dominated by a group of talented, all-star, female writers.

Leading them all, it was Skye Emerson’s historical drama, CHALLENGER, that wowed the jury and took home the Grand Prize Award. The screenplay also received Spotlight Awards for Best Role Written for A Female Lead and the Fresh Voices Culture & Heritage Award.

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