Competitions

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JumpStart competition logo

Roadmap's flagship screenwriting competition provides consistent opportunities throughout the entire year for our winners, semifinalists, and beyond. We place a premium on creating industry relationships for these writers so they can get signed, staffed, or optioned!

Closed for Entries

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Diversity Initiative Competition logo

In memory of Roadmap Writer Coletta Preacely-Garcia, we choose one diverse writer every month to participate in our Pitch Prep Program for FREE. At Roadmap, we want to do our part to help bring more diversity to the screen, and for us, that starts with the screenwriters.

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Roadmap Shorts Competition

In addition to an impressive roster of industry judges and industry mentor opportunities, our shorts competition is open to both scripted and filmed shorts. Previous competitions have included guaranteed signing prizes with management companies and development prizes with independent studios.

Open for Submissions
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Write Start Competition logo

Our free manuscript competition puts authors and their work in front of the industry's top publishers and literary agents. These industry insiders comprise the panel of judges who will review the entries and pick the grand prize winner — leading to maximum exposure to agents actively looking for talent!

Open for Submissions
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Top Tier Competition logo

The Top Tier Program is for writers who exhibit a mastery of the scripted page, pitching fundamentals, and network relationship building who are ready to make screenwriting a career. The Grand Prize Winner of this competition will be accepted into Top Tier for FREE for an entire year!

Open for Submissions

The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.