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Scripted series

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Unscripted format

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Terms & Rules

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

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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

Filling all the required information in the template

STEP 4

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

STEP 5

Uploading 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 TV Writing contest, we are proud to announce that the second edition is open for new exciting projects. 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.

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 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
  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 NEM team to ensure all the submissions meet the technical requirements
  3. Fifty (50) best rated contestants will be arranged meetings with jury members during NEM Dubrovnik Meets Zagreb 2020 event, depending on their interest and convenience
  4. 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 2021
  5. Top six (6) applicants, in addition to the above mentioned, will have the opportunity to pitch their projects live at NEM Dubrovnik Meets Zagreb 2020 on the central stage 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
  6. Jury’s ratings of the live pitching will be added to the ratings of the submissions, which will determine top 3 contestants
  7. Top 3 contestants win money prizes in addition to all of the above – third place receives a 2.000 € prize, second place receives 3.000 € and the first place receives 5.000 €
  8. All submitted materials will be available in the projects archive after NEM Dubrovnik Meets Zagreb 2020 for the entire TV Writing Contest jury to look into and potentially reach out to the authors directly

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

JURY MEMBERS

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2020 JURY MEMBERS