Season 11: Pitch Competition Fee Waiver Request

Now in its 10th year, the focus of The Pitch Competition is YOU, the burgeoning undiscovered TV writer — and giving you the chance to take your idea for the next great TV show from pitch to screen by opening the doors to some of TV’s greatest showrunners and executives.

We know it’s been a tough couple of years, and our focus is still on you and getting your Pitch out there. If you would like to be considered for a full or partial waiver of your Pitch Competition Submission Fee, please complete the request form below. If we’re able to accommodate your request, an ATX Team Member will be in touch with further instructions.

All waiver requests must be submitted before January 26, 2022 at 11:59 PM CT, and may only be applied to pitches submitted on or before The Pitch Competition Regular Submission Deadline on January 30, 2022.

We are unable to consider any waiver requests submitted after January 26, 2022 at 11:59 PM CT, and waivers may not be applied to any submissions taking advantage of the Late Deadline (submissions from January 31, 2022 through February 6, 2022). We are unable to retroactively refund any portion of a submission fee you may have paid prior to completing this form. Only one request may be submitted for a Pitch.

Please email if you have any questions.


1) Have an idea. Got it? Good.

2) Film your ninety (90) second pitch, and then upload it as an unlisted video on YouTube. This can be as simple as recording yourself on your iPhone, or as elaborate and high production value as you want to go. It’s your call — just make sure it’s no more than ninety (90) seconds. Any submissions over ninety (90) seconds will be disqualified and submission fees are non-refundable.

3) Write a five to ten (5 – 10) page script sample of your pitch (can be any 5 – 10 pages, not just the first 5 – 10)! Remember: the script sample must match the pitch submitted. Title pages do NOT count towards your page count, and all samples must be submitted as a .PDF.

4) Submit the Pitch Competition Fee Waiver Request Form below. If your full or partial waiver is approved, an ATX Team Member will reach out via email with your discount code.

5) If approved, complete the payment form on Prekindle, using your discount code for a full or partial waiver, and pay your discounted submission fee (if applicable).

6) Once your Prekindle form has been processed, you’ll receive an email receipt directing you to our submission form. There you will enter your name, pitch title, unlisted Youtube link, writing sample, and accept the Terms & Conditions.

7) That’s it! Well done, you did it! If you are selected for the next round of the Pitch Competition, you will be notified via email by March 7, 2022.


  • What is the title of your pitch?
  • Please list the name under which your Pitch entry fee will be registered.
  • Please include the names of any co-writers who are part of your pitch.
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