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Hot Springs Screenplay Competition

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October 20, 2022

Announcing the Summer '22 Winners!


The Winners for our Summer 2022 Competition are now listed on the Winners page.

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The Rules for the Competition are listed on the Rules page and for more information about the Competition, refer to the FAQ page or email us at Good luck and we can't wait to read your screenplay!


A portion of the proceeds from this Competition will go to fund the Arkansas Young Playwrights Competition, a competition founded in 2003 to promote writing among our high school students in the State of Arkansas.


The winner of our 2021-22 Arkansas Young Playwrights Competition and the actors in his winning play.

Our entries from the Hot Springs Screenplay Competition pay for the AYPC and a $500 cash prize for the winner.

Hot Springs, Arkansas: in addition to being the home of the nationally-recognized Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs is also one of the nation's oldest national parks, boyhood home of Pres. Bill Clinton, birthplace of Oscar-winning screenwriter, Billy Bob Thornton, the setting of the current national best-seller, "The Vapors" and home to the famous Bath House Row and Oaklawn Race Track. Over the past one hundred years, this small but cosmopolitan city has attracted the world famous, from notorious gangsters to major league baseball players who set up spring training camp here as well as a thriving community of artists, painters and writers.

- Reviews of our Fall 2021 Competition -

Great competition! Finalists are given feedback notes which are constructive, helpful and show your script has actually been read by a person. Friendly, inviting and welcoming to all writers no matter what level in their career. Highly recommended.

In all the ways that matter this an exemplary script contest: it met (or beat) deadlines for announcements, had a meaningful number of finalists, and provided personalized feedback to them that clearly came from a human being and not an algorithm. I don't do a lot of contests not attached to festivals these days but this is a keeper.

Feedback on our Fall 2021 Competition

I rarely write back to contests, but I wanted to thank you and your staff personally: these notes were lovely, and as I posted on Facebook, "writerly" in the best sense of the word.


Thank you for your notes and kind words, I greatly appreciate them both.  I can only agree with what you wrote and your thoughts. (Title of script) is a special story, a personal one, one I intend to revisit in January and your notes will greatly help. Will use your notes and resubmit with another script.


Wow! Thank you so much! And thank you for the wonderful notes. They were very useful and appreciated!


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