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    Posted: 06 Dec 2018 at 5:29am
Hi Guys,

My first submission did pretty well, I'm worried that the 2nd isn't didn't stick within the parameters enough to get me further. I took shortcuts to get it under 5 mins by striping out a few things which I think might have compromised the genre. What I'm looking to find out is how the points are allocated, for example:

  1. Quality of story = 3
  2. Sticking to Genre = 3
  3. Use of Location = 3
  4. Writing skill = 3
  5. Didn't use prop = -3
  6. Bad formatting/spelling = -3
  7. Anything else? = 3

That sort of thing, is this available anywhere?

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From the official rules...

20. 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)
SSP18 C1 G36 ~ You're Driving Me Bananas (RomCom) - 9 points!
SSP18 C2 G36 ~ Mice Club (Political Satire)
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Thanks Steph, so not adhering to Genre and location is either yes or no, in other words disqualified if it's not 100%?
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I think they are generally open to various interpretations when it comes to location and object. They tend to be a bit more strict when it comes to genre.
SSP18 C1 G36 ~ You're Driving Me Bananas (RomCom) - 9 points!
SSP18 C2 G36 ~ Mice Club (Political Satire)
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not to worry, there's always next year.
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