Terms & Conditions

Screenwriting Competition 2019/20

Conditions of entry

  • The competition is open to current pre-degree students (including A/S and A level, foundation and equivalent pre-degree programmes)
  • This competition is open to schools internationally
  • Competition registration closed at 17:00 GMT on Friday 31 January 2020.
  • One registration per school. Schools can submit multiple student entries if they wish.
    For students applying directly – One registration per person
  • Students must submit their work by 17:00 GMT on Friday 28 February 2020
  • One entry per student (i.e. no group work). Students must work on their entry individually
  • It is the responsibility of the school to ensure they gain the necessary permission to enter students into the competition

Competition guidelines

  • Entrants must submit a screenplay between 3 and 5 minutes (3-5 pages of industry standard formatting), supported by 200 words on themselves and their screenplay, via email by 17:00 GMT on Friday 28 February 2020
  • Entries must be the original work of the entrant and not previously published anywhere else 
  • All valid entries received before the closing date will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will shortlist entries and select a winner. The judges’ decision is final
  • Entrants who are shortlisted will be notified via the email address that was used to register for the competition
  • The winner and runners up will be announced at a Regent’s exhibition in May 2020 

Competition prizes

Please bear in mind that prizes are subject to change. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

  • The shortlisted entries will be showcased at a Regent’s exhibition in May 2020
  • The winning student and their school will receive a prize of a copy of Story by Robert McKee and professional screenwriting notes on their screenplay
  • Two runners up will each receive a prize of a copy of Story by Robert McKee
  • All entrants and their teachers will be invited to the Regent’s exhibition in central London

Entrants should be aware that

  • Entrants will retain copyright of their submitted entries. All entrants licence Regent’s University London to edit and publish their entry as well as any subsequent images for publicity and news purposes. This includes the use of their names, photographs and general locations for publicity and news purposes during this and future promotions by Regent’s University London
  • Regent’s University London is under no obligation to publish any of the submitted entries
  • Regent’s University London reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) and publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize
  • Regent’s University London reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition (including altering prizes) if, in our sole discretion, a competition is not capable of being conducted as specified
  • Regent’s University London reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value in the event that circumstances beyond their control make this unavoidable
  • Regent’s University London is not responsible for any travel expenses incurred
  • Entry is free, but entrants and/or their schools will need to fund their travel to the Regent’s exhibition in central London, as well as any accommodation and/or subsistence costs, should they wish to attend
  • Completion and submission of the registration form will be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions