TV WRITING CONTEST

Have your project read and rated by some of
the best professionals in the world of TV content
and potentially bring your project to life

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2020 JURY MEMBERS

HOW TO APPLY?

Contestant Package entitles you to enter a TV Writing Contest

After purchasing Contestant Package you receive an email with a unique Contestant Package number and link for submission

STEP 1

Choose a template for submission from TV Writing Contest web page based on the type of your project – scripted series or unscripted format

STEP 2

Download a template for submission depending on a type of your project – scripted series or unscripted format

STEP 3

Fill in all the required information in the template

STEP 4

Save the filled template in PDF format and reading the Terms and Conditions

STEP 5

Upload your PDF file on the link you received

STEP 6

About our selection process and prizes

After a really successful first edition of NEM Zagreb 2019 TV Writing contest, we are proud to announce that the second edition is open for new exciting projects, only this time the contest will take place online.

Projects are submitted in one category and the allowed formats are:

  • scripted series (drama, thriller, crime, fantasy, SF, comedy)
  • unscripted format (game show, factual reality, reality, docuseries)

Whether you are an experienced writer looking to bring your script to life or a potential new star of screenwriting, this is a perfect opportunity for presenting your work. If your goal is to share your vision and storytelling and influence the current TV and VOD market, this is a chance for you to showcase your project. The goal of this contest is to connect creators of TV content with opportunities in the industry and provide them with the access to big TV industry names that are searching for fresh ideas.

The deadline for applying is November 20th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

TV Writing contest agenda:

1. Contestant Package entitles you to enter a TV Writing Contest. After the payment, you will receive a link for submitting your project (one project per Package).

2. In case of submitting scripted series, project has to be submitted online and sent through our website as a PDF file in English containing:

  • Logline
  • Outline of the idea and main characters
  • Outline of the plot of pilot episode
  • Outline of the first season

In case of submitting unscripted format, it has to be submitted online and sent through our web as a PDF file in English containing:

  • Logline
  • Outline of the idea
  • Premise and concept
  • Outline of the conditions, requirements, setting of the show
  • Outline of the introductory episode

3. The jury will base their selection on ratings in three criteria: Idea, Writing and Monetization

4. Pre-selection of submissions will be done by NEM team to ensure all the submissions meet the technical requirements

5. Twenty (20) best rated contestants will be granted the opportunity of meeting with the jury members through NEM Network platform in a private group on the platform available only for jury members and top 20 contestants where they will be able to communicate directly with the jury members in a pre-arranged time slot which is TBD. Private online meetings will be arranged through our personal meeting service according to jury members’ availability. Top 20 will also be given a badge for NEM Dubrovnik 2021.

7. Top six (6) applicants, in addition to the above mentioned, will have the opportunity to pitch their projects on the NEM Network platform plus NEM will award them with two meeting tables at NEM Dubrovnik 2021’s international market where they will have a chance to conduct meetings with potential partners, buyers and/or investors from the industry

8. Jury’s ratings of the pitching will be added to the ratings of the submissions, which will determine the winner

9. The winner will win a money prize of 3.000 € in addition to all of the above and will skip the preselection process and be taken into consideration for the CineLink Drama workshop and market pitching in Sarajevo at CineLink Industry Days.

10. All submitted materials will be available in the projects archive after the pitch for the entire TV Writing Contest jury to look into and potentially reach out to the authors directly

GET STARTED

Get started with downloading drafts and reading all the rules

Scripted series


Each author has to fill all the requirements from the draft for a submission to be valid.

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Unscripted format


Each author has to fill all the requirements from the draft for a submission to be valid.

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Terms & Rules


Each author has to read and accept all rules, terms and conditions before purchasing "Contestant Package".

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FIND OUT MORE

Check our frequently asked questions on link below.

2019 WINNERS

Winners of NEM Zagreb's TV Writing Contest and a €5.000 prize each are Daria Keršić and Matej Merlić

2019 FINALISTS