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    Posted: 20 Jun 2017 at 3:34pm
Just out of curiosity, what are the official judging criteria for the screenplays in the SPC?

I found this on the forums, but it relates to the SSC, I think: 

15% Format (Adherence to paragraph #14, but not including Length) 
15% Spelling and Grammar 
70% Story (Writing, Originality, Character Development, and Plot Development)

The rules also mentioned point deductions for going over the word limit...

Does anyone know?
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http://www.nycmidnight.com/Competitions/SC/Official%20Rules%20and%20Participation%20Agreement%20SC2017.pdf

Judging Criteria & Decision of the Judges
The fixed standard and criteria used by each of the Judges shall be instructed by the LLC to the Judges, and shall be as follows:
  • 5% Spelling & Grammar
  • 15% Format (Adherence to paragraph #14)
  • 80% Screenplay (Writing, Originality, Character Development, and Plot Development)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote steph9289 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jun 2017 at 4:24pm
Interesting how spelling and grammar are worth less in the screenplay contest...
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Any idea when the results will be announced?
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July 19th, isn't it? At least that's what I remember reading. But who knows.

So technically, next Wednesday. And if history serves us right, Round 3 prompts (for those who make it) are handed out for the following weekend.

I'm getting nervous, to be honest.
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Okay! Thanks... I am not getting my hopes up! ;)
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Originally posted by Zblugg Zblugg wrote:

July 19th, isn't it? At least that's what I remember reading. But who knows.

So technically, next Wednesday. And if history serves us right, Round 3 prompts (for those who make it) are handed out for the following weekend.

I'm getting nervous, to be honest.

Is it Tuesday night or Wednesday night? When do I need to stay up late? I'm never sure what they mean by the dates. 

I'm not even remotely optimistic this round but it will be nice to bring things to closure.

And I'll be so damn tired from Round 1 of Flash Fiction, anyway. :) Bring on the prompts!
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I believe that would be Wednesday night. And yeah, FF will have already taken its toll by then! I feel and share your anticipation of pain!

As for R2 results, I'm also with you. As much as I loved writing my screenplay, it doesn't seem to all be coming through as intended... I'll count it as "experience", I guess.
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