Prizes are non-transferrable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

Semi-Finalists (10): Each Semi-Finalist that is not selected to be a Finalist will be entitled to receive one (1) festival badge in the Semi-Finalist’s name to the ATX Television Festival (June 10 – 13, 2021) (“Festival”) at no charge (travel and related costs not included).

(Total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each Semi-Finalist Award Package is US$350.)

Finalists (10): The ten (10) Finalists will each receive:

  • One (1) Festival Badge in the Finalist’s name to the Festival, and one (1) ticket to the Festival Closing Night screening and after-party.
  • The most recent version of Final Draft software courtesy of Final Draft, Inc., allowing Finalists to write the treatment and pilot script for their Pitch using the best writing software on the market.
  • One (1) month of free hosting on THE BLACK LIST for their script.
  • An invitation to apply directly to the second round of consideration for the 2021 Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab with application fee waived.

(Total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each Finalist Award Package is US$670.)

Runners-Up Winners (2): Up to two (2) runners-up will each receive:

  • One (1) general advisory meeting or phone call with a studio/network executive or showrunner to provide guidance on developing their idea, pitch, and script.
  • Two (2) months of hosting on THE BLACK LIST for their script;
  • One (1) script evaluation on THE BLACK LIST.
  • One (1) Industry Badge to ATX Television Festival, Season 11 (2022).

(Total ARV of each Runners-Up Prize Award Package is US$485. Runners-Up will also have received the Semi-Finalists and Finalists Award Packages.)

Grand Prize Winner (1): One (1) grand prize winner of ATX Television Festival’s The Pitch Competition will receive:

  • A mentor meeting with one of our judges (based on the show’s genre/judges’ availability) to explore the winning pitch idea and gain notes to better develop the series.
  • After the pitch is honed, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a pitch meeting with one of our studio/network partners (dependent on the show’s genre and style) to try and sell their pilot.
  • Three (3) months of hosting on THE BLACK LIST and
  • Two (2) script evaluations to help fine-tune that pilot script.
  • One (1) Industry Badge to ATX Television Festival, Season 11 (2022).

No specific studio or network is guaranteed to hear pitch.

(Total ARV of Grand Prize Winner Award Package is US$715. Grand Prize Winner will also have received the Semi-Finalists and Finalists Award Packages.)

Nothing set forth herein shall be construed to require Sponsor to produce the Festival or any subsequent festival or event at any particular time, or at all. If, for any reason, the Festival does not occur, Sponsor may substitute the Festival component of the prize with a prize or experience of similar quality and/or cash equivalent. Some prizes to be awarded have no cash equivalent.

Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Submission Period as well as the number of entries received in the Black List Competition and the Sundance Episodic Lab Competition. As explained in Section 6(c)(ii), twenty five (25) entries from the Black List Competition and Sundance Episodic Lab Competition will be evaluated in Round Two of the Competition to compete for advancement to Round Three. Any Entrant in the Competition may also enter the Black List Competition or Sundance Episodic Lab Competition.

IMPORTANT NOTE (see T&C: Section 11): If the Pitch (in any form) is subsequently produced by a Competition Entity (including, but not limited to producer, judge, studio/network), ATX Television Festival, LLC. shall be credited as a “Producer” of said content in substantially the same manner as other producers of such content and shall be entitled to a gross profit participation to be negotiated in good faith and in accordance with industry customs considering the content’s budget and cast.