APPLY FOR THE 2019 NMGMM SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
Calling all girls and young women in New Mexico!
Do you have a story you want to tell? Apply for the 2019 NMGMM Screenwriting Competition. The winner and two finalists will receive cash prizes and an invitation to the NMGMM Gala in May where the winning screenplay will be performed as a staged reading.
Finalists will work one-on-one with professional female mentors to turn their stories into screenplays or improve their screenwriting skills before the final judging. This is great opportunity to improve your writing skills, meet other young writers and filmmakers, and have fun!
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT
• An original screenplay (5 pages or less), short story, poem, comic book, or any other fictional story.
• A completed application (available below, scroll to see)
• A parent permission form (if under the age of 18) (available below, scroll to see)
• Submissions open December 15, 2018
• Submissions close March 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm (MST)
• You must be a New Mexico Resident to enter
• Open to WOMEN AND GIRLS (age 12-25) only
• You do not need to be an enrolled student to enter
• No screenwriting experience necessary
• Members of the Writer’s Guild of America are not eligible
• Submitted scripts or story ideas must be original and the sole property of the applicant(s)
• Submissions in screenplay format must be 5 pages typed or less.
• Short stories, poems, plays, comic books, etc., of any length will be considered.
• Submissions do not need to include dialogue.
• Entries with teams (more that one writer) will be considered
• No substitutions of submitted material
• All submissions that meet the requirements will be considered