The TV Pilot Awards

BlueCat’s TV Pilot Awards are part of BlueCat’s commitment to recognizing writing talent in forms beyond the traditional narrative feature film. BlueCat is proud to acknowledge the power of television as a medium for social change and a form of art. 

Pilot Awards Prize Information

The best hour and half-hour pilot scripts will receive awards of $5,000 each. Four finalists in each category will also receive $500. 

See our Prizes page for more information about other awards.

Pilot Awards Eligibility Requirements

  • Half-hour Pilot scripts must be between 20-60 pages
  • Hour Pilot scripts must be between 45-75 pages
  • BlueCat has no genre restrictions for the hour or half-hour category

Pilot Awards Deadline Information

  • *Holiday Special!* All submissions submitted by January 2nd, 2018 will receive their written analysis by January 21st, 2018
  • Opening Deadline: October 15th, 2017. (Entry Fees: Feature Screenplay $45, Pilot (Hour) $40, Pilot (Half-Hour) $35, Short Script $35)
  • Early Script Deadline: November 19th, 2017. (Entry Fees: Feature Screenplay $55, Pilot (Hour) $50, Pilot (Half-Hour) $45 Short Script $45, Short Film $45)
  • Regular Deadline:  February 1st, 2018. (Entry Fees: Feature Screenplay $60, Pilot (Hour) $55, Pilot (Half-Hour) $50, Short Script $50, Short Film $40 (Student Short Film $30))
  • Final Deadline: February 20th, 2018. (Entry Fees: Feature Screenplay $65, Pilot (Hour) $60, Pilot (Half-Hour) $55, Short Script $55, Short Film $50 (Student Short Film $35))