Editor’s Note: This post was originally published February 13, 2015 and has been completely updated to make sure you have all the correct info. Enjoy!
There are at least 74 screenwriting contests (you can find them here and here), but only a small number (in my opinion) are worth entering.
If you want to enter all the screenplay contests, go for it (though this can get expensive), but I recommend that you focus on taking fewer, higher-quality shots by entering the top screenwriting contests to which industry executives pay attention.
The following ten screenwriting contests are a viable avenue for getting representation and breaking in (especially for those who are outside LA)......TO READ MORE, PLEASE VISIT STEPHANIE'S BLOG, THERE IS A LOT MORE INFORMATION ON THERE.
~Thanks Stephanie for allowing me to repost this. As always you are most gracious with sharing your information, L.A.