The Las Vegas Screenplay Contest is designed to award writing talent with a fair and unbiased set of rules. These rules establish all requirements for entry and should be carefully read and understood.

The Las Vegas Screenplay Contest is an online competition. All screenplays must be submitted via

Scripts must be entered complete in a single file in one of the following digital formats: .fdx, .fdr, .fds or .pdf. All screenplays should have proper industry formatting. See Submission Tips for help in preparing your screenplay before submitting it. 

The entry fee for the Las Vegas Screenplay Contest range per deadline from $20 - $50, to be submitted as an online transaction at the time the entry form is completed. All Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Once the submission process is completed and the entry is finalized no refunds for the entry fee will be given.

All contestants must be at least 18 years old at the time their scripts are uploaded at the LVSC registration site. 

Employees of Las Vegas Screenplay Contest and their immediate families are ineligible to participate in this contest. Any such submission will be immediately disqualified. This contest is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED or restricted by any Federal, State or Local law. 

All rights to submitted screenplays are retained by their author(s). The Las Vegas Screenplay Contest does NOT hold any copyright or selling rights of any script submitted to this contest.

The LVSC is not able or responsible to return entries. No submissions will be returned to the author(s) under any circumstances. Screenplays delivered in a non-digital format are discarded. 

All entries must be original screenplays written by the submitting author(s). Exceptions to this rule are adapted screenplays from source material written by the submitting author(s) and screenplays where the submitting author(s) owns all needed copyrights and permissions to adapt at the time of entry. Adaptions from material found in the Public Domain are also acceptable.

Do not show any personal information within the pages or headers of the submitted script (name, address, etc). Such information within the pages of the script is cause for disqualification. 

Multiple submissions may be entered. Each script must be submitted separately with its own entry registration and entry fee. Submissions of the same script may also be entered under separate genre categories with the same requirements of a separate entry registration and entry fee. Each genre will have its own winners as well as a grand winner for best overall screenplay. 

Entries will be judged based on the reading and evaluation of the submitted screenplays only. No other supporting material will be considered in any way. Do not include with your submitted screenplay any synopses, log-lines, links to websites, or any other documentation other than what is required by the submission process.  

Submission of a script is final once the submission process is completed. The contest will not accept any revisions, new pages, missing pages or any other alterations to the entry. 

Any and all authors of a script entered into the contest must be listed. The LVSC allows up to 4 authors to be listed with only a single entry fee required for one script. The first author listed on the online entry form will be considered the primary contact. Only the first author listed should complete the entry process information. Upon submission of the entry, all authors listed have agreed to the terms of these rules. Prizes, including cash, airfare and hotel accommodations do not increase for multiple writers of a single submission. Meetings with studio executives may be also be limited to one or two writers representing the others.

Screenplay entries may not have a current or pending option placed on them at the time of their submission. Such submissions are automatically disqualified. 

Submitting author(s) recognize that similar ideas, plots, concepts and characters may be conceived in more than one screenplays of different writers; and/or by current developments by the contest Judges. Any overlap of accidental shared concepts, plots, characters or other elements does not entitle any entrant to any compensation or credit.

All submissions must be original works of the author(s) listed and not in violation of any copyright laws, trademarks, intellectual property rights or violate basic ethical standards of amateur or professional writing. Any submitted script found to be in violation of the above or to be shown as plagiarized in any way will be immediately disqualified. In addition, The Las Vegas Screenplay Contest shall not be held liable for any legal action that results from unlawful submissions.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering your screenplay to the Las Vegas Screenplay Contest.  By entering your script you agree that you have read and understood all rules and terms.