The awards which were founded by Ken and Paula Sheridan have been dubbed the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Writing Awards. I was attracted to being a judge by the simple mission of the awards, which is — to change as many writers’ lives as possible.
Giving Screenwriters a chance to get work read
They do this by helping to get new writers discovered, helping published authors get their writing recognized and celebrated, and giving screenwriters the chance to have their scripts read by recognised film industry professionals.
Free script report from UK script consultant
I’ve already blogged many times about a how a scriptwriting competition changed my life at age 19, and it’s still true today–that winning or placing in a scriptwriting completion can have a massive impact on your career (even helping you to land an agent).
The 2022 Award Categories are:
Book Award ~ for authors with a published book, mainstream or independently published
Screenplay Award ~ for screenwriters with a completed script
Writing Award ~ for unpublished, completed manuscripts
Young Writer Award ~ for writers aged between 18 and 25
Writing Mentorship Award ~ for uncompleted manuscripts
The 2022 Page Turner Awards prize fund is over £18K, with valuable prizes for authors and writers. So, with that sort of cash and kudos on offer its worth having a look at the awards– you can find details on how to enter here: Enter In Two Steps | Page Turner Awards and of course, one of the prizes is a free script report from me!
Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire and UK script consultant for over 20 years. He’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award-winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer.
His directorial debut, the rubber reality horror thriller ‘Markham’ was released in 2020, his second feature film as director ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ hit the screen in 2021. You can find out more about Matthew’s work as a director here.
You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb.