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Old 02-01-2020, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Nicholl 2020

Nicholl 2020 is opened for entries.

https://www.oscars.org/nicholl/about

-- Early deadline: March 6 ($48 entry fee)
-- Regular deadline: April 9 ($63 entry fee)
-- Late deadline: May 1 ($88 entry fee).

* there is an additional 40 dollar fee (per entry) if you want comments.

Good luck, people.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:21 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. I entered. Good luck to everyone.
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Old 03-09-2020, 04:22 PM   #3
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I didn't enter anything last year.

I'm going hard at it this year. Writing two new features and re-submitting one old one that got top 10% one year and top 15% another year. I've had four different scripts get top 10-15%, but I've never made the top 5% with anything and hopefully I can finally clear that hurdle.
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:32 PM   #4
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I entered last week. Good luck to all.
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:47 AM   #5
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Hauling ass on my script that's been in writing-and-rewriting for over two years now. I should *just* be able to make the final deadline.

Curious if less people will be submitting this year due to the current global pandemic? Thoughts about this?

I wouldn't mind less competition.

This is my first time entering a contest.
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:09 AM   #6
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Probably a lot less people will be entering, unless the major competitions delay their deadline a month or so to account for the time most writers loss due to dealing with the pandemic, like shopping or worrying about their day jobs and mortgages. Or maybe they just get a bunch of rushed half ass scripts because people have less time to prepare this go around.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:03 AM   #7
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Probably a lot less people will be entering, unless the major competitions delay their deadline a month or so to account for the time most writers loss due to dealing with the pandemic, like shopping or worrying about their day jobs and mortgages. Or maybe they just get a bunch of rushed half ass scripts because people have less time to prepare this go around.

The Big Break Screenwriting Contest at Final Draft still has their early deadline price at this point. https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break...iting-contest/


I think if you have a script already done and polished (like yours truly) and you're not financially hurting, there's no excuse to not enter a contest. Sure, there are definitely important things to worry about (I DEFINITELY have bills), but If you have a good voice, put it out there.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:59 AM   #8
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The Big Break Screenwriting Contest at Final Draft still has their early deadline price at this point. https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break...iting-contest/


I think if you have a script already done and polished (like yours truly) and you're not financially hurting, there's no excuse to not enter a contest. Sure, there are definitely important things to worry about (I DEFINITELY have bills), but If you have a good voice, put it out there.
To date this year, I’ve entered six screenplay competitions. One of them was free to submit a feature screenplay or TV one-hour or half-hour script. The only one I haven’t (yet) entered is Nicholl, and I’m working on a proper submission for it. At $88, the late entry fee might convince me it is the deterrent it appears to be when the time comes to pull the trigger. That’s a lot of groceries!
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Old 04-06-2020, 12:16 PM   #9
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The Big Break Screenwriting Contest at Final Draft still has their early deadline price at this point. https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break...iting-contest/


I think if you have a script already done and polished (like yours truly) and you're not financially hurting, there's no excuse to not enter a contest. Sure, there are definitely important things to worry about (I DEFINITELY have bills), but If you have a good voice, put it out there.
I'll have it ready on time, and the pandemic hasn't set me back too badly. The Nicholl final deadline price is pretty steep, but I wanted to enter last year, and my script wasn't ready.

After two years of working myself to the bone, my act 1 and 2 are now respectably solid and act 3 has the skeleton to finish. It'll be ready by the deadline.

I don't think I'll win, may not even make it to the quarterfinal round. But it's definitely worth trying once for the hell of it.

Going to enter Sundance as well.

I'm not sure if I'll enter anything else. I asked on this board before for other recommendations but couldn't find anything definitive besides the two mentioned. Austin I guess was the third? No consensus from anyone about any of the others.

I don't wanna drain money in 10-20 competitions that won't do much. I'd rather put it towards trying to get my thing produced.
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Old 04-08-2020, 08:59 PM   #10
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I'll have it ready on time, and the pandemic hasn't set me back too badly. The Nicholl final deadline price is pretty steep, but I wanted to enter last year, and my script wasn't ready.

After two years of working myself to the bone, my act 1 and 2 are now respectably solid and act 3 has the skeleton to finish. It'll be ready by the deadline.

I don't think I'll win, may not even make it to the quarterfinal round. But it's definitely worth trying once for the hell of it.

Going to enter Sundance as well.

I'm not sure if I'll enter anything else. I asked on this board before for other recommendations but couldn't find anything definitive besides the two mentioned. Austin I guess was the third? No consensus from anyone about any of the others.

I don't wanna drain money in 10-20 competitions that won't do much. I'd rather put it towards trying to get my thing produced.

I have twice won Script Pipeline. Those guys/gals are great. They helped me get a manager and I know the same can be said of several others who were finalists that year. So one vote for that one.

I heard it about it because that's where Jake Wagner found Tripper Clancy.
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