BlueCat Screenplay Competition

This year’s BlueCat Screenplay Competition submission deadline is November 15, 2011.


Of special interest to our international entrants are two prizes awarded solely to writers living outside the United States. First is “The Cordelia” award. This $1,000 (USD) prize is awarded to an outstanding script submitted by a writer residing in the U.K. For more information regarding “The Cordelia” award, please visit

Second is “The Joplin” award. Created to acknowledge the large amount of screenwriters writing in English around the world, this prize awards $1,000 (USD) to an outstanding screenplay submitted by an entrant that resides outside the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. For more information regarding “The Joplin” award, please visit

BlueCat also offers awards to our outstanding finalist and Grand Prizewinning entries. The winner of the 2012 competition will receive $10,000, and four finalists will each receive a $2,000 award.


BlueCat is an international community that has been discovering and developing writers since 1998. Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.

§  Each screenplay submitted to our competition receives two written analyses, each averaging 600 words of valuable insight.

§  All screenplays are eligible to be re-submitted after receiving notes.

§  All international entries are eligible for our specialized awards, AND remain eligible for our main competition awards.

§  Entries for our Final Deadline must be postmarked or received by November 15th, 2011. The fee for our final deadline is $65 per screenplay.
For complete entry rules and details, an overview of our competition, and a wealth of other useful information, please visit our website at