1st Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest

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Contest Info

In our ongoing mission to discover new talent from all over the world, Stage 32 is thrilled to announce our first Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest!

ALL Finalists will not only receive exposure to our incredible panel of judges, but they will also have their titles and loglines featured in the Stage 32's industry Look Book which will be sent to over 500 executives and professionals who work directly with Stage 32. If an executive requests your script or a meeting with you, we will facilitate!

Our Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood (travel permitting) to meet with some of the most connected and successful executives in the business.


This is access and opportunity like no other.


Feature and television projects from diverse writers, and stories with traditionally unheard perspectives, are essential to art, entertainment, and advancing the conversation in a way that has largely been ignored by Hollywood. However, these days, much to our contentment, things are changing. With the powerful evolution of new voices in both features and TV, projects like QUEEN AND SLIM, THE FAREWELL, ATLANTA, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, BLACK-ISH, POSE, LOVE SUGAR, INSECURE are thriving and leading the charge for more stories featuring diverse characters.

In Stage 32's ongoing commitment to find the top undiscovered talent in the world, we are proud to announce our inaugural Diverse Voices Springboard Screenwriting Contest. Since its inception in 2011 when we launched with our "One Love" initiative, Stage 32 has been committed to providing opportunities and a platform for unrepresented and underrepresented creatives from all backgrounds, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, and those who are passionate about storytelling despite adversity. (Check out our ONE LOVE initiative here)


NowStage 32 is conducting a worldwide search for the best screenplays and teleplays from writers of diverse backgrounds or writers with diverse and unique stories.


If you have a diverse and unique story that needs to be told, or if you come from an underrepresented background, now is the time to bring show us what you've got, because our goal is to amplify your voice, give you the access Stage 32 is known for, and springboard your writing career to the next level!


The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to LA (travel permitting) and meet with your Mentor Board from:

  • NBCUniversal
  • Disney/ABC Television Group
  • CBSViacom
  • MetaMorphic Entertainment (Amazon Studios)
  • Artists First Entertainment (CRAZY RICH ASIANS, BLACK-ISH, MIXED-ISH)
  • Alta Global Media (BLACKKKLANSMAN)
  • Energy Entertainment
  • First Friday Entertainment
  • Bounce TV
  • And more


If you make the top 10, you still get massive exposure to decision makers!

ALL FINALISTS will be in a Stage 32 Look Book which includes their script title, logline & bio mailed to over 500 industry executives including, managers, agents, producers, development executives, and financiers! Stage 32 Look Books are respected throughout the industry and have helped secure dozens meetings and which have led to writer success with companies like Verve, Good Fear, 3 Arts, APA, Echo Lake, Amazon, UTA, CAA, WME, First Friday, Pathfinder, The Cartel, Art/Work and many, many more.


Who's the Mentor Board? 

Every industry professional on the mentor board who is judging the contest comes from a diverse background or has worked on diverse stories. Each judge is looking to provide opportunity for writers who have traditionally not had a voice in the industry. No matter if your script is a feature or a television pilot, no matter the budget, no matter the genre, our judges simply want to find and amplify the most talented writers from diverse backgrounds and the most interesting projects from passionate storytellers.
This year we are welcoming another all-star panel of judges from places like Disney/ABC Television Group, NBCUniversal Television Group, MetaMorphic Entertainment, Alta Global Media, First Friday Entertainment, Artists First and more who have worked on and have clients who have worked on BLACK-ISH, MIXED-ISH, SEARCHING, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, GIRLS TRIP, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE and more).  


Stage 32 Gets Results!

Stage 32 screenwriting and television writing competitions have springboarded over TWENTY screenwriting careers!  All of these writers have either been signed, optioned, or are now working screenwriters in the industry.

Some highlights from Stage 32 contest winners and finalists in the last 12 months alone include:

  • Eric Jeske - was signed by literary managers Krista Sipp and Devon Byers of First Friday Entertainment after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32!
  • Greg Mania - was signed by Laina Cohn and Jon Taub of Cohn/Torgan Management after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32! 
  • Christina Pamies - was signed by prolific spec script selling manager Jake Wagner of Alibi Entertainment after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32! She was hired to write the horror Thriller BAGHEAD for StudioCanal (see the announcement on Deadline here)!
  • Christine Torres - signed with prolific manager and producer Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32!
  • See dozens of success stories below under "Our Track Record"

What Types Of Scripts Can I Enter?

We’re looking for any and all original screenplays and teleplays.

Feature Length Screenplays:

All genres of feature film screenplays are welcome.


All genres of 30 or 60 minute Original Pilots. Please no spec scripts based on existing shows.


Feedback Option

For an additional fee of only $49 you can receive full coverage from our industry readers on your screenplay or teleplay. Just check "coverage" upon checkout. Coverage will be sent out after the winners are announced.

"I found Stage 32’s contest coverage far better than some other services I have used in the past, where I felt almost assaulted. Please thank him or her for a well-done job. It was my first try with Stage 32 but it will not be my last." - Bob C.

"Stage 32 contest coverage is even better than some of the industry coverage I received. Thank you for these invaluable notes!" - E. Robinson

"The insight from my coverage from the Stage 32 contest helped me improve my script's dimension exponentially. I had looked at the script so much that I can't believe I missed a major plot point. Thank you!!" - S. Persons


Unprecedented access. Greater opportunities. Better exposure. More reads.

Real success!

Contest Prizes

The Grand Prize Winner 

The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood (travel permitting) and sent on private one-on-one meetings with their Diverse Voices Springboard Screenwriting Contest Mentor Board:

  • NBCUniversal
  • Disney/ABC Television Group
  • MetaMorphic Entertainment (Amazon Studios)
  • Artists First Entertainment (CRAZY RICH ASIANS, BLACK-ISH, MIXED-ISH)
  • Alta Global Media (BLACKKKLANSMAN)
  • First Friday Entertainment
  • Energy Entertainment
  • Bounce TV
  • Producer of FOX's SEARCHING
  • Managers from First Friday Entertainment
  • And more!

In addition, Stage 32's executive team will send your screenplay title, logline, writer bio & script synopsis to over 500 development executives, producers, managers & agents who work with Stage 32. If an executive requests the script or a meeting, we will facilitate the delivery.


If you make the top 10, you still get massive exposure to decision makers!

ALL FINALISTS will be in a Stage 32 Look Book which includes their script title, logline & bio mailed to over 500 industry executives including, managers, agents, producers, development executives, and financiers! Stage 32 Look Books are some of the most sought after talent resources for the industry and have helped secure meetings with places like Verve, Good Fear, 3 Arts, APA, Echo Lake, Amazon, UTA, CAA, WME, First Friday, Pathfinder, The Cartel, Art/Work and many, many more.


Our Track Record

Stage 32’s contests have gained a reputation as one of the “most worthwhile contests to change your career.” No other contest provides their winners and finalists with the same level of direct access to industry leading professionals who can take your career to the next level! Stage 32 has become an incubator for finding talent and material across the globe.

  • Eric Jeske - signed with Krista Sipp & Devon Byers from First Friday Entertainment and is currently in the middle of negotiating an option for his winning project with a major international producer!
  • Christina Pamies - signed with Jake Wagner of Alibi Entertainment. Hired for writing assignment by StudioCanal.
  • Christine Torres - signed with manager and producer Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment.
  • Greg Mania - signed with manager Laina Cohn of Cohn/Torgan Management.
  • Jonathan Jordan - signed with Verve Talent & Literary Agency and manager Byron Austen Ashley.
  • Duane Piedmont - signed with Kaplan-Stahler Agency and Heroes And Villains Entertainment.
  • Brittni Brown and Jenna Palermo - signed with Infinity Management International.
  • Benji Smith - signed with Meridian Artists.
  • Trish MacEnulty - attached producer Gavin Dorman to her script.
  • Scott Waldvogel and Matt DeMartini - signed with Gotham Group and APA.
  • Frank Ponce - signed with 3 Arts Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment.
  • Glenn Forbes - signed with Infinity Management International and optioned by Glider Films.
  • Richard Hobley - signed with Paradigm and Goldcrest Films International.
  • 10-31, a horror film that will be produced by renowned director Eli Roth, Roger Birnbaum and Orion Pictures, written by Stage 32 member Laurie Ashbourne is greenlit and starts shooting later this year.
  • Chick Fight starring Malin Ackerman, Alec Baldwin and Bella Thorne written by Stage 32 member Joe Downey is in post-production and awaiting release!
  • What Lies Ahead, written by Stage 32 member William Viglione, directed by Stage 32 member Rob Gardner, and packaged by Stage 32 script services executive Tiffany Boyle of Ramo Law was released in theaters in 2019.
  • Vagic, a romantic comedy written by Stage 32 member Julie Ann Cross, received a $7,500 option and is being produced by legendary producer Amy Baer of Gidden Media Group.
  • My Clone’s an A-Hole, a comedy written by Julie Ann Wight was offered a $5,000 option by National Lampoon.
  • I'm Not Jack, a script written by Stage 32 member Jack Cusick, received a $7,500 option and is being developed by legendary producer Amy Baer of Gidden Media Group.
  • Eric Jeske - signed with Krista Sipp & Devon Byers from First Friday Entertainment and is currently in the middle of negotiating an option for his winning project with a major international producer!
  • Scott Waldvogel and Matt DeMartini - signed with Gotham Group and APA.
  • Frank Ponce - signed with 3 Arts Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment.
  • Glenn Forbes - signed with Infinity Management International and optioned by Glider Films.
  • Richard Hobley - signed with Paradigm and Goldcrest Films International.
  • Diana Wright signed with The Cartel after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32!
  • Aaron Benjamin signed with Housefire Management.
  • Aaron Bierman signed with Verve Talent and Literary Agency after being set up on a meeting by Stage 32!

This contest has produced some of the most sought after material from our finalists and winners. Requests for our finalists scripts have increased year over year and our winners have met face to face with a who’s who of working industry executives and gatekeepers!

Contest Judges

Brian Dobbins (Mentor)

Brian Dobbins (Mentor) - Co-President/Manager, Artists First

For the past 19 years, E. Brian Dobbins has been a Talent and Literary Manager at Artists First. Dobbins began his career at United Talent Agency and subsequently left to work in development at HBO Pictures.
His experiences at UTA and HBO lead him to realize the vital nature of managers and decided to pursue a career in talent and literary management. Dobbins left HBO and joined Interact Management where he utilized his knowledge of development in order to build a client list consisting of young and exciting writers and directors. Eighteen months later, Dobbins added actors to his list of clients and moved to Polestar Management. A year-and-a-half later, he joined Artists First, where he was recently named Co-President of the company.
At Artists First, Dobbins has expanded his management career to also include producing. His producing credits include Fox’s TV series “Do Not Disturb,” the Oxygen cable network series “Campus Ladies,” ABC and 20th Century Fox’s TV pilot “Adopted,” and the film THE SEA OF TREES starring Matthew McConaughey and directed by Gus Van Sant, which premiered at Cannes. Dobbins currently serves as an Executive Producer on the critically-acclaimed ABC series BLACK-ISH, created by client Kenya Barris that also stars clients Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. Most recently, BLACK-ISH took home five awards at the NAACP Image Awards. In addition, BLACK-ISH and clients Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross were each nominated for Golden Globes over the past two years; Tracee Ellis Ross won the Golden Globe in 2017 for her performance on the show. Dobbins is also an executive producer of the BLACK-ISH spinoff GROWN-ISH on Freeform.
In addition to Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kenya Barris (all of BLACKISH), Brian also represents clients such as writer/actor Nat Faxon (THE WAY WAY BACK, Oscar Winner for THE DESCENDANTS, FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE), Andre Braugher (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET), Jon Chu (CRAZY RICH ASIANS, NOW YOU SEE ME: THE SECOND ACT), Niecy Nash (CLAWS, SCREAM QUEENS, GETTING ON, WHEN THEY SEE US), Tracy Oliver (GIRLS TRIP, BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT, FIRST WIVES CLUB) and producer Stephanie Allain (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, HUSTLE AND FLOW).
A native of Long Beach, California, Dobbins graduated from UCLA with a degree in English.
Meagan A. Culberson (Judge)

Meagan A. Culberson (Judge) - Management Coordinator, Alta Global Media

Meagan A. Culberson is the Management Coordinator for Alta Global Media, a joint venture between Peabody Award-winning Manager/Producer Steven Adams and Theo Dumont that represents international talent, writers/directors, and media companies for the US Market. At AGM, Meagan helps manage international talent and media companies and helps clients develop their tv and film slates.

Steven Adams is a producer on the Netflix Original adaptation of Roger Guenveur Smith’s solo performance piece RODNEY KING and the Peabody Award winning A HUEY P NEWTON STORY for Starz, both directed by Academy Award winner Spike Lee. Adams recently collaborated on the marketing of 2 seasons Spike Lee’s hit series Netflix SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, and the Academy Award winning BLACKKKLANSMAN.

Theo Dumont has a tremendous amount of entertainment publicity experience. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, Hollywood Comedy Festival and co-founder of the Mammoth Film Festival. Prior to Alta Global Media, Dumont was Head of Marketing at Buffalo 8 and Director of Corporate Communications at MGM Studios.

Director of TV Development (Judge)

Director of TV Development (Judge) - Director of TV Development, Lee Daniels Entertaiment

This judge is the Director of TV Development at Lee Daniels EntertainmentLee Daniels is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker whose work is trademarked by authenticity and candor, providing audiences with a unique and refreshing experience with each of his projects. In 2013 he released the critically acclaimed box office smash LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER. The film, released in August 2013, held the number one box office spot for three consecutive weeks and has to date grossed over $175million worldwide.

Daniels is widely known for his Academy Award-winning film PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE, in 2009. PRECIOUS was nominated for six Academy Awards, including nominations for Daniels in the category of "Achievement in Directing" and "Best Motion Picture of the Year, and wins in the categories of “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role” and “Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay.”

Daniels was the first African American to be nominated for the Director's Guild of America Award for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film" on behalf of PRECIOUS. It was also nominated for three Golden Globe awards including "Best Picture Drama," and was nominated for eight NAACP Image Awards, six of which it won, in categories including "Outstanding Motion Picture" and "Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture, Theatrical or Television.”

Lee Daniels is set to direct the highly-anticipated Billie Holiday film starring Andra Day and written by Suzan-Lori Parks this fall, with several other films in development.

Courtney Miller Jr. (Judge)

Courtney Miller Jr. (Judge) - Director, Producer, Writer (A Stone Cold Christmas, Saints & Sinners), Relevant Pictures

Courtney Miller Jr. is a 5-time award winning director who has worked with the biggest names in entertainment including Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Usher, and Britney Spears.

He's a staff writer for the hit show "Saints & Sinners" on Bounce TV and recently completed his first feature film A Stone Cold Christmas for Bounce TV, where he served as the co-writer and director. His award winning short film REPAIRations! - The Musical, received the Director's Choice Diversity in Cannes Best Musical.

Courtney has development deals with TBS, Lionsgate, MGM, Legendary, Weed Road, Viola Davis' company Juvee, Bounce TV, and Will Packer.

Janean Jeffries (Judge)

Janean Jeffries (Judge) - Senior Coordinator, CBSViacom

Janean Jeffries is the Senior Coordinator at ViacomCBS working directly with the Executive Vice President Head of Production for MTV, VH1, CMT, Paramount TV, Logo, Smithsonian Channel, MTV Studios, TVLand, Pluto TV, Comedy Central, and Pop.

Paramount TV released THIS IS PERSONAL which took an insider look at the struggle for intersectional activism among the Women's March leadership. While Logo released "RUPAUL's DRAG RACE", "CHASING BEAUTY, and "HUNGRY". 

Janean has over 15 years experience in the entertainment industry, giving her a broad knowledge of what executives want and need on their screens. Previously, Janean worked for Love Life Entertainment & CBS Films.

Jalessa Jones (Judge)

Jalessa Jones (Judge) - Development Executive, MetaMorphic Entertainment (Amazon Studios)

Jalessa Jones is a Development Executive at MetaMorphic Entertainment to Producer and Manager Adesuwa McCalla. MetaMorphic Entertainment, has recently signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. Under the pact, McCalla will develop original series via MetaMorphic to be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

As principal of MetaMorphic, McCalla identifies under-the-radar fresh voices that reflect different worlds and perspectives. Her client roster counts critically praised film and TV writers and directors whose projects include the Oscar-nominated Hotel Rwanda, HBO’s Emmy-nominated The Tuskegee Airmen, as well as series Picard, Counterpart, 13 Reasons Why, Unsolved: The Murders of Notorious B.I.G and Tupac, Star Trek, How to Get Away With Murder, The Flash and Tell Me a Story.

Previously, Jalessa was a Development Executive at WindPower Productions for writer Sabrina Wind, at ABC Studios. Prior to WindPower, Jalessa worked in the literary department at the leading management company, Circle of Confusion. She also worked for the VP of Production at Columbia Pictures, and at Media Res, an independent studio that focused on prestige, character driven television projects.

Jalessa has been involved in nearly every aspect of the entertainment industry, including on the buying and selling side of the business. Jalessa attended Columbia College Chicago's esteemed Television school, where her academic focus revolved around the development, writing, producing, and directing of television shows and aspires to head a studio one day.

Natalie Qasabian (Judge)

Natalie Qasabian (Judge) - Producer, Searching (Sony), Run (Lionsgate),

Natalie Qasabian is a film producer based in Los Angeles. After producing three films for the Duplass Brothers including “Duck Butter” directed by Miguel Arteta, she went on to produce "All About Nina" starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common.

Most recently Natalie produced "Searching," a thriller starring John Cho and Debra Messing which was acquired by Sony at Sundance in 2018 and went on to gross $75M at the box office. Currently she's producing "Run," starring Sarah Paulson for Lionsgate.

Natalie studied film at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and recently earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Nelson Cole (Judge)

Nelson Cole (Judge) - Story Executive, Energy Entertainment

Nelson Cole is the Story Executive at Energy Entertainment, a management and production company founded by Brooklyn Weaver, the producer of THE NUMBER 23 with Jim Carey, RUN ALL NIGHT with Liam Neeson, and OUT OF THE FURNACE with Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson. In 2019, Brooklyn signed Stage 32 writer Christine Torres after being connected with her through Stage 32 (read more here)!
Energy Entertainment represents clients including Tamara P. Carter the creator of the optioned TV series "FRESHWATER" about a Nigerian student who out that she has three spirits living in her subconscious, Nissar Modi, the writer of Z FOR ZACHARIAH starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine
Nelson has worked as creative coordinator for Energy Entertainment for the last four years. Nelson's mandate is to identify screenwriting clients with diverse backgrounds. Previously, Nelson worked at NBC's Home Entertainment division.
Nelson attended Pomona College where he majored in English literature. Nelson's professor and mentor at Pomona was author Jonathan Lethem.
Austin Harris (Judge)

Austin Harris (Judge) - Development Manager, Disney/ABC Television Group

Austin S. Harris manages the development slate at Lincoln Square Productions’s scripted content division of the Disney/ABC Television Group. Lincoln Square Productions is the production company for ABC News. The division focuses on adapting true stories into scripted content.

Austin is currently developing projects for ABC, Disney+, and Lifetime, among others. The division’s projects have included the miniseries Madoff starring Richard Dreyfuss, The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, and the upcoming Lifetime film Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story starring Niecy Nash.

Before working at Lincoln Square, Austin was at ABC News working directly with correspondents Elizabeth Vargas and Deborah Roberts.


Devon Byers (Judge)

Devon Byers (Judge) - Manager, First Friday Entertainment

Devon Byers is the Manager and Producer at First Friday Entertainment, a literary management and production company, founded late last year by Devon and former Circle of Confusion manager Krista Sipp. First Friday Entertainment is dedicated to showcasing fresh and unique voices.

Devon's client, screenwriting Victoria Rose, just had Jaeden Martell of It join Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon on Tunnels, which is Directed by John Krokidas (Kill Your Darlings) and will be produced by Highland Film Group. 

Before starting First Friday, Devon was the Development Coordinator at Ideate Media, the film and TV production company behind the BBC America adaptation of Douglas Adams' "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" starring Elijah Wood, the international TOMBIRUO, the series "Mandatori", and the upcoming ROGUE STAR. Devon received his Masters in Producing from the American Film Institute Conservatory where his thesis film, JONESTOWN, won a number of international awards.

Krista Sipp (Judge)

Krista Sipp (Judge) - Literary Manager, First Friday Entertainment

Krista Sipp is a literary manager based out of LA. She and her partner, Devon Byers, founded First Friday Entertainment a management and production company representing writers, directors, and producers in the film, TV, and digital space. Prior Krista was with Circle of Confusion, New Wave Entertainment and Authentic Talent & Literary Management. Currently, Krista is focused on developing clients with fresh voices and diverse points of view. Her clients have worked on projects such as TRANSPARENT, LIVING SINGLE, FAMILY GUY, DR. KEN, as well as the comic book HARRIET TUBMAN: DEMON SLAYER.

Chanlamar Carey (Judge)

Chanlamar Carey (Judge) - NBCUniversal Television Group

Chanlamar Carey is in the office of Head of Current Programming and Head of Unscripted Programming at Universal Content Productions.

Universal Content Productions (UCP) is a premium content studio that operates with a highly curated indie sensibility, while simultaneously leveraging the power and scale of NBCUniversal.

As fierce advocates for creators with an eclectic point of view, the UCP team develops pioneering and award-winning scripted programming with partners such as Amazon (“HOMECOMING”), Netflix (“THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY”), Hulu (“THE ACT”) and YouTube (“IMPULSE”), as well as NBCUniversal’s USA (“MR. ROBOT,” “THE PURGE,” “SUITS,” “DIRTY JOHN”) and SYFY (“THE MAGICIANS”).

Chanlamar has contributed to series including THE SINNER, PSYCH THE MOVIE 2, DIRTY JOHN, and more, providing notes for content to their showrunners. She has discovered many talented, diverse voices in to meet with development and current execs for future staffing opportunities, including staffing opportunities on NBCUniversal's streaming platform, Peacock.


Contest Rules


Void where prohibited by law.

This Stage 32 Contest is an international contest. Must be 18 years or older to submit.

Entrant agrees to Stage32.com terms and conditions.

This Stage 32 Contest is not a game of chance. All material is read and reviewed by industry professionals.

All quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, finalists and winners are subjectively determined by our judges.

There is no limit to the number of screenplays an Entrant can enter. The same screenplay cannot be submitted multiple times under different names. If so, you will be disqualified.

Entrant must not be an immediate family member or friend of any of the judges or their respective companies.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

No waivers are available for this contest.


Screenplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.

The rights to the Entrant’s screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.

Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.

Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document. Submissions with and without title pages are accepted.

Screenplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights. Neither Stage 32 nor its judges investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.

Winner Announcements

Nov 27
Quarter-Finalists Announced
on Stage 32
Dec 11
Semi-Finalists Announced
on Stage 32
Jan 01
Finalists Announced
on Stage 32
Jan 15
Contest Winners Announced
on Stage 32
* Announcement dates subject to change.

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