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SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board  /  Contests - Screenwriting and Filmmaking  /  Creative World Awards 2015
Posted by: Equinox, August 6th, 2015, 12:32pm
Hey there,

I was wondering if anyone else here is in the CWA this year? I tried for the first time and just received a notification my tv pilot made it to the final rounds and I got a score of 8.33 out of 10 in the scoring with a surprisingly nice feedback. The same script made it to the round of the last 25% in the PAGE awards. Would be nice to get in touch with anyone else who made it so we can chew nails together :-)

Cheers
Thorsten
Posted by: Dustin, August 6th, 2015, 12:51pm; Reply: 1
Is it free? If so, I'll give it a bash next year. First time I've heard of it though.
Posted by: Toby_E, August 6th, 2015, 1:41pm; Reply: 2

Quoted from Dustin
First time I've heard of it though.


Likewise. Always nice to be made aware of worthwhile contests, though. Can you provide any more details on this, Thorsten?
Posted by: Equinox, August 6th, 2015, 1:52pm; Reply: 3
Nope, it's not free, I believe it had a 39$ entry fee, but it has a relatively long history and nice prizes and I was looking for some feedback on my stuff so I entered several different contests.

You can check it out here: http://www.creativeworldawards.com/index.php
Posted by: eldave1, August 7th, 2015, 6:35pm; Reply: 4
I didn't participate in this - Congrats on your success with this Thorsten.

Posted by: Equinox, August 8th, 2015, 2:01am; Reply: 5
Thanks eldave, I'm especially surprised since the script which placed is the first I've written in english language and there are some cardinal sins in the submitted draft, like camera angles and such - still it made it through the first round of two contests so far. Another one I submitted made it to the 2nd round of PAGE as well, but then fell through because of 'bad dialog' - hence in my own opinion that one was much better than the one which advanced.

However, for what it's worth, so far I was signed up by a london-based production company (on trial) to help developing some of their feature scripts in their 'screenwriters mastermind' group, so these contests have already fully paid off for me.
Posted by: eldave1, August 8th, 2015, 1:27pm; Reply: 6

Quoted from Equinox
Thanks eldave, I'm especially surprised since the script which placed is the first I've written in english language and there are some cardinal sins in the submitted draft, like camera angles and such - still it made it through the first round of two contests so far. Another one I submitted made it to the 2nd round of PAGE as well, but then fell through because of 'bad dialog' - hence in my own opinion that one was much better than the one which advanced.

However, for what it's worth, so far I was signed up by a london-based production company (on trial) to help developing some of their feature scripts in their 'screenwriters mastermind' group, so these contests have already fully paid off for me.


That is great to hear - keep on keeping on
Posted by: Equinox, August 11th, 2015, 5:36am; Reply: 7
Will do eldave, NDA signed on Friday, looking forward to get the first scripts in my hands now :-)
Posted by: Equinox, August 13th, 2015, 8:40am; Reply: 8
I'm in the quarter finals, just got the good news coming in and it's now announced on their website :-) Please keep your fingers crossed for me, I'm sure every little prayer helps!
Creative World Awards 2015 - Quarterfinalists announced
Posted by: Dustin, August 13th, 2015, 8:51am; Reply: 9
Good luck on attaining a semi... I've heard Viagra helps.
Posted by: Equinox, August 13th, 2015, 8:54am; Reply: 10
Thanks Dustin,

if it would help I'd take some of them just for the lulz :-)
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, August 14th, 2015, 3:01pm; Reply: 11
Well done on getting in the quarter finals, I have my fingers and nads crossed for you!
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, August 14th, 2015, 4:13pm; Reply: 12
Fingers crossed for you Thorsten
Posted by: Equinox, August 19th, 2015, 3:22pm; Reply: 13
I'm in the semi finals :-)
Posted by: Dustin, August 19th, 2015, 3:39pm; Reply: 14

Quoted from Equinox
I'm in the semi finals :-)


Congrats. Good luck on the finals.
Posted by: eldave1, August 19th, 2015, 3:43pm; Reply: 15
Noice!!! Good luck
Posted by: Equinox, August 19th, 2015, 3:57pm; Reply: 16
Thanks guys, I didn't expect to make it to the next round after I got a terrible feedback from another contest for the same script this week where it failed in the first round. The basic statement in the feedback was that my script wasn't bad but it reads like a show from the 50ies :-)

I guess that shows once more that there's lots of subjectivity in judges' opinions.
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