Can I enter more than one screenplay to the competition?
Yes, each entry costs £5 and a separate submission form will be required for each entry.
Can I revise a screenplay I have already entered?
No. Once we receive your screenplay, it cannot be altered. If you wish to resubmit an amended screenplay, you will be obliged to pay the £5 entry fee again. In other words, make sure it’s ready before you send it.
Will my screenplay receive a coverage report?
Only screenplays that reach the final round of the competition will receive a screenplay coverage report. The number of screenplays in the final round will be based on the judges’ discretion.
Can I enter if I am under the age of 18?
No, sorry. The competition is only open to people aged 18 and over.
Can I enter the competition if I live outside of the UK?
Yes, the competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, regardless of where they are based. Please bear in mind that both the winner and the runners-up receive tickets to the We Wonder Noir event in March 2022 at Wentworth Woodhouse. No costs will be covered by Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust.
I am part of a writing team, is this allowed?
Yes, provided all writers are named on the application form.
Is the competition open to Professional Screenwriters?
Although we understand that the last 18 months have affected the livelihoods of many members of the film industry, this contest was created for emerging screenwriters. To be eligible, your total earnings for film and TV, produced or un-produced, must not exceed £10,000 in the past 18 months. This excludes any competition wins and/or grants.
Can I submit my work to other competitions?
Yes, you can.
Can I enter a screenplay that has already been optioned or produced?
No. The screenplay cannot have been produced or be currently under option at the time of entry. Which leads us nicely to the final FAQ…
What if my screenplay gets optioned or produced after entry?
The writer has an obligation to inform Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust of this and the script will be removed from the judging process at that time.