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I’m a little late in getting the word out on this one, but there’s honor, glory, feedback, and prizes for those of you willing to submit a script by March 31st.

To celebrate the rich film and geek communities in the valley and throughout Arizona, the inaugural Phoenix Comicon screenwriting competition will focus on Arizona writers. Submissions are being accepted until March 31st 2012, judging will begin shortly after the deadline.

The categories for this years competition are Fan Film, Original Steampunk, Original Superhero/Villain or Original Horror.

Scripts need to be 15 to 20 pages long and written by a resident of Arizona state or attending a local college.

Judging is anonymous and will begin with a score card round judged from the fans perspective. The final round of judging will be conducted by a panel of professionals from the local film making community. Scripts in the final round of judging will receive a score card from from the finalĀ  judging panel.

The contest will have a winner for each of the four categories that will receive full membership passes for Phoenix Comicon 2012. In addition, there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the best overall scripts.

The grand prize winner will get to see their script read by local actors at a panel during this years Phoenix Comicon. All of the placing and winning scripts will receive more comprehensive feedback in the form of a coverage document from the final judging panel.

If you want a few more details, head over to this page on the Phoenix Comicon website and click on Script Competition.

You can also reach out directly to them at

Write on!