TV WRITING CONTEST 2022

Apply and receive feedback and comments from top TV industry professionals regarding your submitted project!

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 & Conditions

Check all the rules.
Submissions are mandatory until October 25th, 2022.

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HOW TO APPLY?

Badge Contestant entitles you to enter a TV Writing Contest

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After purchasing Badge Contestant you receive an email with a unique Badge Contestant 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 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 TV Writing Contest live edition on NEM Zagreb  in 2019 and online edition on NEM Network in 2020, we are proud to announce that the second live edition is open for new exciting projects. Projects can be submitted in two categories 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, a potential new star of screenwriting or a producer looking to make your project come to life, 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.

TV Writing Contest Agenda:

  1. Badge Contestant entitles you to enter a TV Writing Contest. Check out all NEM Zagreb prices. After the payment, you will receive a link for submitting your project (one project per Badge).
  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 seasonIn 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
  1. The jury will base their selection on ratings in three criteria: Idea, Writing and Monetization
  2. Pre-selection of submissions will be done by pre-selection jury to ensure all the submissions meet the technical requirements
  3. Twenty (20) best rated contestants will be granted the opportunity of arranged meetings with the jury members. They will also be given a badge for NEM Dubrovnik 2023.
  4. Top six (6) applicants, in addition to the above mentioned, will have the opportunity to pitch their projects live at NEM Zagreb 2022 plus NEM will award them with a meeting table at NEM Dubrovnik 2023’s international market where they will have a chance to conduct meetings with potential partners, buyers and/or investors from the industry
  5. Jury’s ratings of the live pitching will be added to the ratings of the submissions, which will determine the winner
  6. In addition to all of the above, the winner will receive a money prize, as well as participation at CineLink Drama 
  7. All submitted materials will be available in the projects archive after NEM Zagreb 2022 for the entire TV Writing Contest jury to look into and potentially reach out to the authors directly
  8. Every jury member enters a comment about each project they are rating

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Check our frequently asked questions on link below.

JURY MEMBERS

Stay tuned for updates regarding preselection and main jury members!

TV WRITING CONTEST 2020

Top 6 finalists pitched their TV projects online, watch all and find out who was the winner

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