The First 10 Pages Competition

Submit the First 10 Pages of your script today to the Fade In Awards First 10 Pages Competition.

Early Deadline

October 31, 2017

Final Deadline

November 30, 2017


December 31, 2017


First Prize

Caroline Gordon-Elliott

Grand Prize

Michael B. Snow

Second Prize

Ray Tomecko

1st place
2nd place

Our Winners Work!

Welcome to the all-new, 22nd Annual Fade In Awards.  Nine unique contests for you to enter based on the genre or format of your project.  Submit the first ten pages of a script to the Fade In Awards First Ten Pages Contest.  With over twenty-one years experience discovering, mentoring and then introducing emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to Hollywood movers and shakers, it’s no wonder our winners have gone on to both sign with major Hollywood talent agencies ICM, UTA, CAA, WME and have their winning screenplay/teleplay made into feature films and television shows (e.g., The Blacklist, Hard Powder (2018), Blades of Glory, The Switch, Adam, Office Christmas Party).

The Fade In Awards deliver by working closely with finalists to make sure their contest submission gives them the best chance at launching their filmmaking career. That’s why Hollywood’s A-list buyers and reps call the Fade In Awards one of the best screenplay contests and short film competitions in the world.

The Blacklist Executive Producer/Creator Jon Bokenkamp calls his decision to enter the Fade In Awards, “The most important moment in my career.” “When CBS Studios producer Todd Nelson encouraged me to submit, my inclination was to say, ‘No.’ I remember thinking there was no way I could afford it. But my script Preston Tylk won and got me an [CAA] agent. It was huge for me.” Bokenkamp went on to work with Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry on Taking Lives and Perfect Stranger, respectively.

The Fade In Awards First Ten Pages Competition is open to aspiring screenwriters and TV writers of screenplays and teleplays only. Judges are looking for distinct voices and riveting openings that set up your story’s plot, capture its tone and set the pace for an irresistible page-turner.

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