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Movieguide, Timothy Plan Announce 2021 Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting, Inspiring Scripts

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Movieguide® and Timothy Plan® are pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 Kairos Prize script competition for uplifting and inspiring scripts.

"The Kairos Prize is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for faith-filled scriptwriters to share their stories with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry," said Dr. Ted Baehr, Movieguide® publisher and founder. "We're here to honor spiritually uplifting content that edifies viewers and inspires them to seek out what is pure, good, lovely and true."

The Kairos Prize will award $15,000 to a grand-prize winner.

In addition, the three top finalists will receive a prize package from InkTip to include: A six-month listing of their script on InkTip so producers and reps can find them; publication of their logline in InkTip's bimonthly publication, InkTip Magazine, sent to 4,000-plus producers, agents and managers. InkTip helps writers sell their scripts and get representation. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

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The screenplay name and logline of the winner and all finalists will be announced via press release to the media, trade publications, studios, agents and producers. Key entertainment industry studio executives will review the winning script and/or hold a pitch meeting with their creative development team.

Unlike mainstream script competitions, the Kairos Prize focuses on spiritually uplifting screenplays.

For a full list of guidelines, click here.

The contest will officially close on Sept. 30, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Other deadlines and pricing are as follows:

July 31 – Early Bird Deadline ($75)

Analysis also open ($300)

Aug. 31 - Regular Price ($100) - Analysis option still available

Sept. 30 - Late Entry ($125) - Analysis option closed

Established by Movieguide® in 2005, the primary purpose of the Kairos Prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the movie and television industries. Seeking to promote a spiritually uplifting, redemptive worldview, the prize was founded to inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man's love or understanding of God.

Since its inception in 2005, the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays has given a voice to new and beginning screenwriters worldwide who endeavor to create stories that are compelling, entertaining and spiritually uplifting.

Movieguide® presented its first Kairos Prize in 2006 at the 14th Annual Movieguide® Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Seeking to promote positive change in the motion picture industry, the primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the entertainment industry as a whole. Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment has been on the forefront for more than 30 years, advocating positive and redeeming values in Hollywood.

The Movieguide® Awards, now in its 29th year, recognizes the top films and television programs that reflect the best that the entertainment industry has to offer.

Though much attention has been granted those who are "in" the industry, Dr. Baehr wanted to bring encouragement and hope to new voices that would one day be writing—hence the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays.

Since its inaugural year in 2006, the Kairos Prize has helped open doors for its winners as they have gone on to sign with top agencies and have their scripts optioned and produced.

The future of the Kairos Prize is bright as Movieguide® continues in its efforts to bring scripts to Hollywood that result in a greater increase in either man's love or understanding of God.

To submit your project, click here.

For past winners, click here.

For more information on Movieguide®, click here.

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