Wish You Could Work Less, and Write More?

We wanted to know: What do screenwriters really need to succeed? Talent, of course. Perseverance, yes. Connections, you betcha. But there's that other big thing – you know, the luxury of time to write? We know so many of you are working more than one job to make ends meet, writing during odd hours, and struggling to balance it all.

Wouldn’t it be great if you just had more time?

Well, we’re here for you screenwriters, and to prove it, we’re putting our money where our mouth is. SoCreate wants to pay the bills for one deserving screenwriter (US only), so she or he can focus on writing FOR THREE MONTHS. YES! For 90 days, we’ll pay your rent, car payment, utilities, grocery bills and more (up to $3,000 per month) so that you can focus on screenwriting! Put one of your many jobs on hold for a bit. Or heck, quit that second job! For at least 3 months, you may not need it.

What's in it for you?

  • 💸 A $3,000 check from SoCreate, once a month, for 3 months.
  • 😅 Less stress about paying bills, and more freedom to write.
  • 🤝 Accountability. You’ll check in via quick vlog or blog post every week, to tell the writing community how your screenplay is coming along.

What's in it for us?

We’re excited to connect with writers like YOU. This sweepstake gives us the opportunity to continue spreading the word about SoCreate in a fun and new way! By entering, your name and email address will be added to SoCreate's private beta list, so we can notify you as soon as the SoCreate platform is ready to trial! your name and email will never be sold or used for other purposes. As we get closer to the SoCreate Screenwriting Platform launch, we’re trying to get in front of as many writers as possible to show writers that we are here to support them and provide them with software that fits their needs. Your weekly check-ins will also give other screenwriters a unique perspective on what the screenwriting process really looks and feels like!

But there are some strings attached…

During those three months, you MUST write. And the writing community is going to hold you accountable! You’ll check in with them once a week to share your successes, challenges, and feelings about the screenwriting process. And, every 30 days, you’ll share 30-40 pages of your screenplay with SoCreate. By the end of your three-month stint, you’ll have a fully fleshed out 90-120-page screenplay to share with the world! You'll retain complete rights to the screenplay you write during this period. SoCreate retains no rights to the screenplay. 

So, if you’ve ever caught yourself saying, “I could focus on writing if I didn’t have to work so much,” or “I would write more if I had the time,” then enter SoCreate’s “Write Your Bills Away” Sweepstakes today!

How to Enter

DEADLINE EXTENDED (previously July 12, 2019): By Friday, August 9, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST, register your name and email address for SoCreate’s Private Beta List above, and in one sentence, tell SoCreate why you deserve to win the “Write Your Bills Away” Sweepstakes. Beginning August 12, we’ll pull entries randomly until we find 25 of our favorite contestants, so make sure to share the sweepstakes for bonus entries and exposure! By August 14, the top 25 contestants will be notified and asked to submit a screenwriting sample, a cover letter, and a letter of recommendation. One winner will be chosen August 30! Good luck, screenwriters. Let’s do this!

Rules & Regulations:

Sweepstakes

In one sentence, tell SoCreate why you deserve to win the “Write Your Bills Away” Sweepstakes. The top 25 semi-finalists will also be asked to submit a cover letter, letter of recommendation, and screenwriting sample.

Submission Period

All entries must be submitted electronically through the official "Write Your Bills Away” page. Entries will be accepted starting on {June 14, 2019, 8:00am PST} and ending on {August 9, 2019; 11:59pm PST}.

Eligibility

This competition is open to anyone 18 years or older as of the date of entry, living in the United States. Void where prohibited by law. Not open to international submissions.

Entry Requirements:

  • All entries must be written in English and submitted through the “Write Your Bills Away” Sweepstakes page.
  • Maximum length of entries is one (1) sentence. All entries over one (1) sentence will be automatically disqualified.
  • NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

Winner Selection and Notification:

  • Top 25 semifinalists and the final winner will be selected by the SoCreate team.
  • Top 25 semifinalists will be notified by August 14, 2019 and will have 9 days to submit their cover letter, letter of recommendation, and screenwriting example to SoCreate for final consideration. The winner will be notified by email by August 30, 2019. SoCreate shall have no liability for winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If semifinalists or winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within [7 days] from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected.
  • Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT SOCREATE’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

Prizes:

No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for SoCreate to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Winner’s prize checks in the amount of $3,000 per monthly period for three months will be awarded on the first weekday of each month only if all conditions are met the previous month (with exception of the initial check), including weekly check-in blog or vlog for SoCreate to post for the writing community, and 30-40 pages of her/his screenplay for SoCreate to review in-house as an accountability check. Three-month period is consecutive, beginning October 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019. 

Final Notes:

  • The entrant shall indemnify and hold harmless SoCreate, its employees, and contractors from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, and/or publicity to the entry.
  • Winner will receive a MISC-1099 Federal Tax Form to claim prize winnings on her/his 2019 tax filing.
  • VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.