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Anyone entering it this year? I've got two scripts that I want to enter but probably won't have both ready before the earliest deadline.
Never heard of it. It's free?
Nope. Not free.

http://pageawards.com
Page has a short screenplay category, and that's what I'm thinking of submitting.
I shortlisted only two Contest which I will enter for the first time next year, 2014.....

1) Page Screenwriting Competition....

2) Nicholl Competition.....

I decided and taken pledge that if my Screenplay not won any of the two competition then I will leave writing......

The above competition will give the clear view about my Knowledge, skills, and write ups in respect of Screenplay.....

I will upload only one screenplay to both competition..... The screenplay is very close to my heart.....

Through my Screenplays I wan't to connect with the world audience.....

The thought which grabs my mind is that """"To be best your each page of screenplay must rule the hearts and minds of the audience""".....

Though I consider their fees a little bit high for me to afford but I will participate so as to get the clear view about where I stand in competitions.....

Thanks
Lisa Scott says:
bye
Kops says:
A little harsh, but Lisa's point is valid. Dhiraj Bakshi, sincerely do not enter with the scripts you have put up on Amazon. You will only be wasting your money. From the few years I have spent applying myself to screenwriting, I have learned that it's much more about the journey than the destination: trying to make each script better than the last. But if you aren't enjoying the journey (or at least parts of it) then by all means find another pursuit.
Dan Shea says:
Page is a great competition, imo. Tremendous exposure for semis, top ten, etc. Well worth the entry fee. Plus, if you make finals, they let you submit a rewrite, which is pretty nice of them.
Thanks Kops for your concern.....

As a writer, I have improved a lot after getting red light for past one year on same scripts.....

I added new ideas in all my screenplays but I will enter the competition with "Pigeons" as it is very close to my heart which I think will open my doors to Hollywood........

In Amazon I check my skills in respect of presentation of write ups, knowledge and working of New Idea's......

Only drafts containing errors are pasted on Amazon....

I already publish correct draft through Create Space and I use the same draft to participate in competitions......


You can read few pages of this screenplay through link as mentioned below:


http://www.amazon.com/Pigeons-Formation-American-Intelligence-Championship/dp/1484911725/ref=la_B009WL8CH6_1_20?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387346473&sr=1-20
In India I don't have any options regarding contacting with Agents or Managers or Studios dealing in Hollywood Screenplay.....

Competition is the last resort as left for me which I think can give the clear view of where I stand among the crowd......
Lauri says:
Dhiraj - Looked at the link. Your script is incoherent, improperly formatted, and full of errors and stilted dialogue. (The name of the university is "Harvard," not "Harward," for example.)

People here can tell you where you stand for free. But if you want to waste money entering contests you won't even place in... go for it.

You'd be better off just getting one review for $75 from The Black List. It will probably come in around a 2.

Why not try writing in your native language for your local market? Or else hire someone who has better English skills?
Thanks Lauri......

I am fan of your English and American Accent......

I know that AS community is very helpful......

But at this time I have limited money I am not in a position to take any services from company's like Black List or other company's or Hire someone who has better English....

In India I contact Bollywood Industry person's through mails and phone's most of them have hired writer's and they don't entertain any outside script from unknown sources.....

I even send them drafts but get zero response from them.....

In the end I left only with option to apply for Nicholl and Page competition to check my writing skills, knowledge etc......Before leaving Writing a Screenplay forever.......

Regards
Lauri says:
Nicholl = $35

Page = $39

total = $74, for which you get no notes. THEY WILL NOT TELL you how your writing skills are, other than to tell you that your script hasn't advanced.

Black List = $75 for feedback and one month's hosting. They WILL tell you about your writing skills.
Lauri Black List can give me feed back and tell me about my writing skills.....

Now the point is after feedback from Black List If my writing skills are not as per American Standards then I have to hire other writer for his services which I can't afford.....

Nicholl is giving opportunities to writer's to write if they get selected by them and they are not putting any pressure on Language.....That is why I am participating in the competition to check my own skills......Because If I get selected by them then I have to write the screenplay in my own language and not in other writer's language....

The best part for Page and Nicholl is that writer will be analysed on the basis of their work and not on language.....

Regarding Presentation of Story and other departments are concerned in which Screenplays are judged I have already worked on it for past one year......
Genre - Science Fiction

Logline of "Pigeons"

In vicious life cycle of Karmic Law, where peace and progress of mankind is on stake; an aspiring pigeons signs to struggle against its provisions with a vision to give human’s a prosperous life.


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Strength of "Pigeons" are mentioned below which I think will give tough competition to other writers.....


1) Concept of Reincarnation and Karma.....


2) Karmic Life Cycle of Pigeons and the functioning of Karmic Law......


3) Action Scenes of :

a) Thief with Police,

b) American Military Intelligence Officer with Terrorists,

c) Pigeons with Terrorists and

d) Pigeons with other Pigeons...


4) Emotional Scenes - Pigeons saving life of Children's....


5) Comedy Scenes of Pigeons with Natives.....


6) Communication of Lord of Death with Native (Open Sky)....


7) Concept of Karmic Hells (Open Sky)....


8) Communication of Time (Justice Saturn) with native in his chamber (Open Sky)...


9) Concept of Functioning of Time and Natural Laws of Universe :

In generating Divine Light in Open Sky and the birth of God of Time......


10) Concept of E = MC square and its connections with the Divine Light and the birth of God of Time....


11) Role of God of Time in the functioning of Universe.....


12) Concept of Different Religions, Birth of God, Good persons, Bad Persons, Demons and their responsibilities.....


13) Concept of :

a) Role of Jupiter and Venus as a Judge in Karmic Court of Time, Role of a Professor for Good and bad persons and Role of a planet for successful functioning of the World....


14) Formation of Universe (Concept of Big Bang).....


15) Concept of Forces of Universe (Gravity, Electromagnetic, Strong Force, Weak Force)....


16) Concept of Fundamental Forces or Fundamental interactions of nature with the Natural Laws of Universe which covers functioning of Atoms, Electrons, Protons, Neutrons (Mass Generation Mechanism - God Particles)....


17) Action scenes of Demons and Gods......



18) Concept of Formation of Karmic Court of Time in Open Sky.....


19) Reason of Birth of native's as Pigeons....


20) Concept of World Championship Fights of Pigeons....


21) Concept of Official Judgement by Judges of Karmic Court of Time (In Open Sky) in respect of Malefic (Karmic) events in the life of Natives, Animals, Gods etc.....


22) Message of Peace, Progress and Prosperity of mankind and its connections with Karmic Laws.....


Regards
Lauri says:
Where do you get the idea that the Nicholl and Page don't care about the language? They do, very much. You don't advance in either contest if the reader just thinks you have an interesting concept but an incoherent script.

Neither of them provide "opportunities" to write. They simply hand out money to the winners. That's it.

Again, you're wasting your money entering any of these contests. But if you're going to waste it you should at least be clear about what you're wasting it on.
Thanks Lauri.....

I will think on your advice.....You are providing helping hand to me so that I can save my money...

I will think over it to not participate in competition.....

Whenever I have money then instead of going to Black List and wasting my money on them....

I will take your paid services regarding feedback or other things because I have seen your write ups and drafts and impress with it very much...
Lisa Scott says:
Dhiraj -- you must be able to find a kind Indian to help you translate your writing. Nothing you say makes much sense to common Americans. Not only is it all geek, it's all Greek. Don't waste your money on the Black List. You need long and detail notes to be able to fix your problems and the BL notes are not long and detailed.

This is probably the same reason why nobody responds to your scripts in the Bollywood industry either. They can't understand it.

for $79 you can get much better notes from Fresh Voices consultation services. They break it down into 16 categories:
http://www.fresh-voices.com/screenplaydevelopment/screenplaydevelopment/2-uncategorised/7-16pteval.html

But honestly, going through your work with be a painful experience for anyone who takes it on. Sorry, but the truth hurts.
Lisa Scott says:
Please don't be angry. If you want to succeed then you must fix it.

However, please come back and tell us when someone pays you $400 for those pages on Amazon because I have something to sell them too. ;)
Neal B says:
good find, Lisa. (re: selling the screenplay for $400 on Amazon) I'm still trying to figure out "an aspiring pigeons signs..." part of the log line. first, pigeons is plural so it can't be "an aspiring" it would be "an aspiring pigeon" or do you actually mean "many aspiring pigeons?"

then, I can't figure out how pigeons learned sign language... total waste of money to submit this to anywhere.
Kops says:
Dhiraj, 35/39 dollars in India is a fortune as you well know. I know because I traveled there for half a year many moons ago. Seriously, save your money. Do as you will. Good luck.
Kops says:
"Seriously, save your money. But do as you will." In other words who am I to stop you.
Thanks Lisa, Neal and Kops for your suggestions.....

After all we writers are working and writing for the audience.....

Write now I don't have money to take services of any company or from other writers.....

But in future I will look forward to take services of Lauri since I have seen the magic in his writing.... I have observed that Lauri is not in hurry even in his write ups.....

I appreciate your suggestions Lisa......I will check the link which you have pasted for my reference....:)....

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@ Neal

$ 400 is sellers price - They are associated with my books through Create Space and not on my request......The price of book "Pigeons" which I fix is $ 200.....

Previously, I wrote to different sellers who are working with Amazon's, they inform me that they will sell any writer's book without charging any money from writer's if they like their work and in return writer will get royalty from Create Space......

I have written 28 books on Astrology and fix price of $ 20...... Amazon's is selling my books at a price which I have fixed but sellers attach with it are selling my books at different prices (More than which I have fixed) in U.K., USA and Europe.....

You check the details about my books in their sites you will get the details of price in which they are selling my books...

In america the price of $ 999 (Approx.) - By Daily Deal Seller is fixed by him on my books....

Sellers are changing on daily bases just like fluctuations in the market.....

My World Rank as Author in June was 82, 401..... The rank changes on daily basis.....The rank is determined on the basis of sales of books.....
Neal B says:
no idea what you're saying, Dhiraj. except, possibly, you're not selling any books. that's why you have no money.
You are right on this issue.....

Only few books are sold and still struggling for generating money.....

But I share what I observe in Author Central (Amazon) on my profile page.....
 
 

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