The International High School Screenwriting Competition 2023 is now accepting applications. A free worldwide screenplay competition for high school students, the International High School screenplay Contest is organized by students.
They saw that many talented young people were having trouble finding outlets for their work since they couldn’t locate any free contests of merit or were faced with paywalls everywhere they looked. The International High School Screenwriting Contest offers top-notch judges and a competition intended to support budding screenwriters worldwide without charge.
- The Climate Change Screenwriting Award
- Feature Length Screenplay
- Short Screenplay
- First in the feature, short, and Climate Change Screenwriting Award categories will each receive a free script consultation from ScreenReaders.
- First, second, and third in the feature and shorts category will each receive a certificate recognizing their place in the competition.
- First, second, and third in the Climate Change Screenwriting Award will each receive a certificate from the IHSSC and from the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy recognizing their place in the Competition.
- In addition, ScreenReaders will provide 50% off for any of their services for second place in any category, 25% off for third place in any category, and 15% off for any other participant!
- The contest is exclusively open to high school students (ages 13-19) or an international equivalent.
- Characters and stories must be original content.
- Each person can submit as many screenplays as they like.
- If you want to include drawings or visuals place those on the cover or title page.
- The feature category accepts scripts 31 pages or more, the short scripts category accepts 30 pages or less, while the Climate Change Screenwriting Award category accepts any script length.
When writing your script please use proper formatting, learn about proper formatting here, and find a free screenwriting software here.