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2011 Sitcom Writing Fellowships & Contests

February 7, 2011

The season is upon us.  Er, well it’s fast approaching.  Here’s a list of upcoming sitcom writing fellowship and contests…  It’s not a comprehensive list, as it just includes the more popular/prestigious contests.  If you know of one that I missed, let me know and I’ll add it.

May 2011 Update:  Alex over at A TV Calling has a great, comprehensive list of the “Big Six” writing fellowships.  Check it out!

Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship

WB Writers’ Workshop

  • Deadline: June 1, 2011 (entry period beings on May 2, 2011)
  • Cost: $30 (FYI – That was the price for 2010; I’m not sure if it will increase for 2011)
  • Types of Scripts:
    • Sitcom Spec
    • One-Hour Spec
  • Website:  http://writersworkshop.warnerbros.com/

Disney | ABC Writing Program

Austin Film Festival

Page International Screenwriting Awards

  • Final Deadline: May 16, 2011
  • Cost: $49 by March 1st  /  $59 by April 1st / $69 by May 16th
  • Types of Scripts:
    • Sitcom Pilots
    • One-Hour Pilots
  • Website: http://pageawards.com/

Scriptapalooza TV

NBC Writers on the Verge

FOX / New York Television Festival Comedy Script Contest

  • Deadline: Submission period is April 4th – April 18th
  • Cost: N/A
  • Types of Scrpts: Sitcom pilots
  • Website: http://nytvf.com/2011_fox_contest.htm
  • Important Note: One of the eligibility requirements is that your script “may not have been previously entered into any other contest or competition.”  Just something to keep in mind…

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And if you haven’t already taken it…I set up a very brief survey to get some feedback on what you guys and gals are writing.  Seriously, it won’t take you long to complete it.  I did it in less than a minute.  (That’s not a guarantee…I can’t control how fast you type.)  At the end of the month, I’ll post the results of the survey for everyone to see.

~ CLICK HERE to take the Spec Script Survey ~

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Delisa Seng permalink
    May 11, 2011 12:23 am

    Comedy writer with a hilarious script that needs an door of opportunity to submit.

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