The 2018 New York Screenplay Contest Winners

Grand Jury Prize Winner

The Race to the Top of the World written by Nick DeRuve

Action / Adventure

Grand Prize Winner - Chemical Attraction written by Alan J. Field
Empire Award Winner - The MacKenzie Breakout written by Scott Simpson
Park Avenue Award Winner - Callers to Our World written by Salvatore Bono

Biographical / Historical

Grand Prize Winner - Bandit War written by Michael Angelella & James Knotts
Empire Award Winner - The Triad of Virtues written by Ricky Punjabi
Park Avenue Award Winner - Before Paul written by Kimberly Jade Soliman

Comedy

Grand Prize Winner - Hair Man's Girls written by Michael McClendon
Empire Award Winner - Second Go Around written by Meghan Cook
Park Avenue Award Winner - World's Sexiest Man written by Robert Cox

Drama

Grand Prize Winner - Chicory written by Bonnie Hendrickson
Empire Award Winner - Shadows written by Richard Geiwitz
Park Avenue Award Winner - Thoughts and Prayers written by Matthew Hoch

Family Film

Grand Prize Winner - Cowgirl's Christmas Romance written by Colin K Stewart
Empire Award Winner - The Door written by Robert Cox
Park Avenue Award Winner - Cool Moves written by Sandy Tovray Greenberg

Fantasy Film

Grand Prize Winner - Mondays with Amy written by Roy Zafrani
Empire Award Winner - Legacy written by Danielle Erlich
Park Avenue Award Winner - Powerful TV Pilot written by Sandra Lemoing

Horror / Sci-Fi

Grand Prize Winner - Tam Tem Tun written by Paul Herbig
Empire Award Winner - High Woods written by Olivia Armstrong
Park Avenue Award Winner - Zero Tolerance written by Alex Buckley aka Zander Buckley

Thriller

Grand Prize Winner - Eddie Puzrex, P.I. written by Colin K Stewart
Empire Award Winner - Nine Bullets in Paris written by Hugh Burns
Park Avenue Award Winner - Murder in the Lakelands written by Patrick Nash

Short Screenplay

Grand Prize Winner - The Cleanup Crew written by Sherrill Schmidt
Empire Award Winner - A Single Line written by Martin Curran
Park Avenue Award Winner - Betrayed - Who Do You Trust? Written by Tai Birch

Stage Play

Grand Prize Winner - The Startup written by Richard Boehmcke
Empire Award Winner - Pinball written by Janyce Lapore
Park Avenue Award Winner - Magic Man written by Norma Hickox

Treatment

Grand Prize Winner - Stabat Mater Treatment written by Edoardo Rossi
Empire Award Winner: Dark Specter Pilot written by Bruce Nachsin, Manuel Gutierrez, Richard Tatum

Television Pilot - Drama

Grand Prize Winner - Callaway written by Nino Del Pesco
Empire Award Winner - John & Meryl written by Jimmy Prosser
Park Avenue Award Winner - Gradient Descent written by Justin Fontenot

Television Pilot - Sitcom

Grand Prize Winner - Town Tavern written by Alexander Zuccaro
Empire Award Winner - Life After Saving the World written by Nakia Burrise, Thomas Lazare
Park Avenue Award Winner - Oaksterdum written by Nemanja Colovic

Television Spec Script

Grand Prize Winner - The Librarians and the Prize of Paris written by Scott Simpson
Empire Award Winner - The X-Files - "Devon" written by Jason Randall Scott
Park Avenue Award Winner - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: KImmy Gets Revenge! Written by Mitch Ward