Expo Screenplay Competition:
A Note About
Deadlines And Extensions:
In some years in the past, the Expo Screenplay
Competition managers posted deadlines, but regularly extended
them at the last
minute, at no increase in price.
practice rewarded those
who were chronically late or understood that they could
game the system. It effectively punished everyone who took
seriously and entered on time. And it was painful for judges, who
had to burn their own midnight il to read all the late scripts.
We have changed the system so that:
doesn't always have deadlines, but some screenwriting (such as writing
for TV or rewriting a feature) usually does. Therefore, being
time is a professional discipline you need to develop
are going to break in.
are taking a chance if you expect an
extension. An extension is not automatic. If judges are
already overburdened at the regular deadline, we will not extend.
Delay at your own risk.
- Late entry
carries the penalty of a
higher cost. We do so not simply to soak writers for extra money, but
as a teaching tool.
- In 2011, due to our late
start, we have decided to extend the contest for one week through
Withoutabox.com, to July 24; certain prior customers may be given a few
more days to enter.
please: submit on time.
Those who plan ahead or
the midnight oil to enter on time will be rewarded by much
better prices and greater certainty. To view the deadlines
and prices, click HERE.
Bill Donovan, Publisher,
Creative Screenwriting Magazine
To Be Announced Aug. 25, 2011, evening
- Top 20
Finalists to Be Announced: Aug. 27, evening
To Be Notified: Aug. 31, evening; Announced At the Screenwriting