Mini-Screenwriting Contest – Winners!

Back in December of 2011 I held a small screenwriting contest known as Script Doctor Eric’s Mini-Screenwriting Contest (and/or the $3 Screenwriting Contest) to encourage folks to get started on their next screenplay.

Screenwriters were to submit a logline and three pages of a script.  The five winners would get a free notes of their completed screenplays from me, Script Doctor Eric, at the return of my script consultation services.

And then…sorting through the submisssions took a bit longer than expected.  Your patience has been appreciated (But perhaps wearing thin as you are still reading and the winners haven’t been announced?  Alright, I’ll get to it, sheesh!).

So, without further ado, and over 100 EXCELLENT entries later, the FIVE winners of 2011’s $3 Screenwriting Contest are (in alphabetical order):

Christiane Fogleboch – THREE LIVES
Natalia Lopez-Woodside – ABBY OF THE LIVING
Tonja Renee Stidhum – GULLY
Keith Storrier – THE SLEEPER

Congrats Amy, Christiane, Natalia, Tonja, and Keith!

In addition, over on Scriptcast: Episode 37, Matt and I picked Natalia Lopez-Woodside as the Grand Prize Winner.  Nice work, Natalia!  Sorry for pronouncing your name incorrectly the first three times!

Natalia (the more often I write her name, the more likely I’ll be to pronounce it correctly) wins free notes from me PLUS a year of Ashley’s Meyers’s Professional Screenwriting Tools!

Congrats again to the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered.

If you didn’t win, it doesn’t mean your logline or pages weren’t good; there were simply a number of great submissions.  In fact, at one point I had over 20 finalists.  Narrowing it down was not easy.*

So keep your head up, and keep going on that script.  There’s no reason you shouldn’t finish it.

Seriously.  And…



* If you strongly feel your script should have been a finalist, shoot me an email!  I’ll drop you a few quick thoughts on my reasoning, and perhaps even make some suggestions on how you might improve it.  :)


2 Responses to Mini-Screenwriting Contest – Winners!

  1. Richard says:

    Hey Eric!

    Any chance you’ll publish the winning loglines?

  2. Tonja says:

    I’m still excited from the news because I’ve never been a finalist in a screenwriting contest and I’m honored for you to serve as the first! I had to laugh because you had trouble pronouncing my name too (which is expected, it happens!). It’s Ton-JA (lol that’s why my twitter name is @embracethej) and the ‘i’ in Stidhum is a short ‘i’.

    Still, it was great to hear my name on the air and I’m swooning over my name being lights.

    Congrats to Natalia and my fellow finalists! 😀