WINNERS ANNOUNCED JAn 24, 2021

TV Pilot
Submissions
are Now OPEN!

Welcome to the Miami Screenplay Awards TV Pilot Contest where drama, comedy, and experimental genres are welcome and given an equal shot at the grand prize. Television is a booming industry and one that poses lots of opportunity for screenwriters across the broad content production landscape, especially with the emergence of web content platforms. If you have a unique idea that deserves air time, we want to read your material!

Oct.

1st

Super Early

$35

Oct.

22nd

Earlybird

$39

Nov.

12th

Regular

$45

Dec.

3rd

Last Minute

$49

Dec.

24th

Final

$55

We also receive submissions through our partners at

Standard TV Pilot Entry

TV Pilot Entry+Full Analysis

Best TV Pilot Prize

  • All writers, without regard to age, gender, country of origin, native language, or sexual preference are eligible.
  • The material submitted must be in English and in PDF format.
  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests is eligible.
  • There are no limitations or restrictions as to date of authorship.
  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, any third party prior to entering the competition.
  • Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.
  • Adaptations of source material or other literary work must be properly referenced and credited.
  • TV Scripts that exceed 75 pages may be disqualified.

Terms of Service

The Miami Screenplay Awards invites various writers, agents, producers, and actors to be part of the jury every season. No two seasons are ever the same. All scripts are judged based on the following: concept, story, character, dialogue, marketability, structure, and clarity. Quarter Finalists, Semi Finalists, Finalists, and Winners will be notified by email. Announcements will be made within 30 days following final submission deadline. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time.

COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP

Neither Miami Screenplay Awards nor any other partner, employee or agent associated with these awards claims any ownership in or first right of option to, any original screenplay submitted to us. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.

PUBLICITY

Except where prohibited by law, submission of written materials constitutes each entrant’s consent to Miami Screenplay Awards and its agents’ and sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. All uses of any entrants’ information will at all times be in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

REFUND POLICY

All fees submitted are non-refundable.

SUBMISSION CONDITIONS AND RELEASE

BY SUBMITTING YOUR MATERIALS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS. You agree to release and hold harmless Miami Screenplay Awards, its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies, prize contributors, judges, screenplay analysts, sponsors, and any other organizations responsible for administering, advertising or promoting your submission of material, and every one of their respective members, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) past and present from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s submission of materials and/or acceptance or use or misuse of prize; provided however, that such release will not apply to any commercial exploitation of the script by a Released Party in violation of your rights under applicable copyright law; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Miami Screenplay Awards and its sponsor, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s use or misuse of Prize. Employees of Miami Screenplay Awards and their immediate families are ineligible to submit materials. Any such submission will be immediately disqualified. SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by any Federal, State or Local law. Voided submission fees will be refunded. Recipients’ eligibility will be verified before the grant is awarded and the winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility.