When I set out to write for a living I decided to follow a certain suggestion. I took my material out into the world of screenwriting and book competitions to see if people other than my family and friends thought my work was legitimate and could “wow” a stranger.

I knew the validity and reliability of my research would surge by entering as many reputable competitions that I could.  This was my, “proof of concept phase” for me as a writer. If I fared well in the competitions I would know with some level of certainty that I had the writing chops necessary to be taken seriously.

Since beginning the quest I’ve received multiple awards from national and international competitions and film festivals for my sitcom pilots, short and feature film scripts and book.

The contests noted below detail some of the outcomes of my little research study.

 

USA AWARD WITH BOOK AND GOLD STICKER

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 USA BEST BOOK AWARD FINALIST

INTERN BOOK AWARD WITH FINALIST STICKER

2015 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST

 

Finalist
SCRIPT MAGAZINE  OPEN DOOR SCREENWRITING CONTEST FINALIST

 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER & SEMI-FINALIST
       GRAND PRIZE WINNER
          & SEMI-FINALIST
BROAD HUMOR LAUREL GRAPHIC
WINNER AND TWO-TIME FINALIST
TOP 20% SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
               TOP 20% 
TOP 10 FINALIST OUT OF OVER 3500 SCRIPTS
TOP 10 FINALIST OUT OF            OVER 3500 SCRIPTS
3RD PLACE AND FINALIST
    3RD PLACE AND FINALIST
FINALIST
                FINALIST
TWO-TIME 1ST RUNNER-UP
NYC MIDNIGHT MADNESS TWO-TIME 1ST RUNNER-UP

2ND PLACE AND FINALIST

2ND PLACE & FINALIST & TWO-TIME SEMIFINALIST

 

QUARTERFINALIST
QUARTER-FINALIST & WRITER’S RETREAT INVITEE
BRITISH SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION SEMI-FINALIST
BRITISH SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION     SEMI – FINALIST

 

2ND ROUNDER AND TOP 10 PERCENT
           2ND ROUNDER AND                                  TOP 10 PERCENT
TWO-TIME FINALIST
         TWO-TIME FINALIST

6 OF THE TOP 10 WINNING SHORTS: 2 ROM COM; 1 COMEDY; 2 HORROR; 1 HISTORICAL

TOP 10 CONTEST WINNING SHORT SCRIPTS:2 ROM-COM; 1 COMEDY; 2 HORROR; 1 HISTORICAL

SEMI-FINALIST & TWO-TIME QUARTERFINALIST
        SEMI-FINALIST &                     TWO-TIME QUARTER-FINALIST

 

ORANGE COUNTY SCREENWRITER'S ASSOCIATION - HONORABLE MENTION
ORANGE COUNTY SCREENWRITER’S                           ASSOCIATION HONORABLE MENTION

 

So what do you think? Can I be taken seriously? The answer, with high levels of validity and reliability is, YES!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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