…Especially for TV writers:
I got the above email yesterday and really was amazed that the WGAw has actually been holding a contest – for members only – for four years. It took me completely by surprise.
To be sure, this email isn’t exactly using the word “contest,” but let’s be real here. “[W]riters selected as honorees have found the experience beneficial to their writing careers” is another way of saying, “Winning (or being among those whose work got a gold star) has been good for the winners,” is it not?
Unfortunately, this Not-A-Contest won’t help non-WGAers. But there are alternatives. Including a certain PEOPLE’S PILOT and its sister contest, the SPEC SCRIPTACULAR, which have been going since 2000 and 2002 respectively. I really hope you’ll check ’em out.