New screenwriting contest provides mentoring opportunities for aspiring writers

TORONTO, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The month of April brings the return of Aspiring Canadian Writers Contests' annual poetry competition as well as an announcement of their new contest for aspiring screenwriters.

Aspiring Canadian Writers Contests (ACWC) recognizes and develops unpublished Canadian writers by providing mentoring opportunities with acclaimed, published writers. 

ACWC launched in April 2012 with the Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest, supported by its Honorary Patron and Vancouver's third Poet Laureate, Evelyn Lau. This year's Contest Judge & Mentor is Stuart Ross. Entries will be accepted until June 1, 2015 (visit www.aspiringpoetscontest.org for details).

The poetry contest has run on an annual basis, followed by a one-time contest for unsigned singer-songwriters in 2014. Now, in April 2015, ACWC has created an opportunity for aspiring screenwriters called The 2015 Screenwriter Mentor Experience.

The top three contest winners of The 2015 Screenwriter Mentor Experience will each receive online script editing sessions with Contest Judge & Mentor, Geneviève Appleton, as well as Stephanie Palmer's e-course, How To Be A Professional Writer. The contest's first place prize winner will also receive an online industry mentoring session with Navin Ramaswaran, a complimentary ticket to the 2016 Toronto Screenwriting Conference (accommodation and travel not included), and an interview with ACWC.

Entries of short film screenplays are now being accepted (visit www.screenwritermentorexperience.org for details) until June 30, 2015 or when 100 entries are received, whichever comes first.

SOURCE Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest

For further information: Media Inquiries: Heidi Stock, Founder, ACWC, heidi@aspiringcanadianwriters.org

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