The Southern California Screenplay Competition is based in San Diego, California. It was founded by writer/director/producer Theo Davies, to discover fresh, new writing talent. There are many undiscovered storytellers who have a voice, but that voice is never heard. We want to create a platform where the screenwriters of tomorrow have a place to showcase their talent, today.

To us, this is not just a screenplay competition. We create exposure for screenwriters, getting the best scripts that pass through our competition into the hands of producers who are looking to option, buy and produce scripts.

Every North American writer who submits to us receives a phone call. We love meeting screenwriters, so this gives us an opportunity to talk about your background as a screenwriter and the script we're about to read.

If you are the winner of the feature length competition, you will not only receive $1,000, your script will also be read by Jeffrey Reddick (Writer/Creator, 'Final Destination' franchise) and you will have a 1-hour video chat with Jeffrey to talk about your script. We will also send it to our list of Hollywood Producers & Execs with a first look option to buy or produce the script. We will set up pitch meetings between you and any Producers interested in acquiring your screenplay.

The winner of our TV Pilot competition will receive $750 and the winning script will be read by a leading Hollywood TV Producer. You will also have a 1-hour video chat with the leading Hollywood TV Producer to talk about your pilot.


     Next Submission Opening Date: 

     Saturday // April 1st, 2023


     Next Submission Deadline: 

     Friday // September 1st, 2023

     Quarter-Finalists Announced:
​     Saturday // December 2nd, 2023

     Semi-Finalists Announced:

​     Saturday // December 9th, 2023


     Finalists Announced:

     Saturday // December 16th, 2023


     Winners & Runners Up Announced:

​     Saturday // December 23rd, 2023

About the Competition

Competition Deadlines