Scholarship Overview

The Madison Screenwriting Scholarship Competition is open to undergraduates majoring in English, Theater or SMAD. 

Submit the following information for consideration:

  • One PDF of a short screenplay

  • 20 pages or fewer in proper screenplay format

All scripts must be original work — no adaptations.

Screenplay format guide:

Approximate Award Amount:

1st Place $1250

2nd Place $750

Due: 5 p.m. Friday, March 5

For more information, contact Professor Imelda O'Reilly at


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Annual award amount
One $1,250 scholarship and one $750 scholarship

Eligibility Criteria
Sophomore   Junior   Senior  

17:00 PM Friday, March 5, 2021

Award Announcement
The recipients will be announced at the SMAD Awards Ceremony.

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