Screen Writing Contest

Madi Reiter, Staff Writer

Are you interested in film production?   Well, North Hempstead Television (NHTV) is giving aspiring screenwriters the opportunity to compete in The First Annual NHTV Screenwriting Contest.

“I think it is a wonderful idea for NHTV to have this contest,” said junior Sydney Levy.  “It’s a great way for anyone to discover the field of screenwriting and get experience.”

The winners will have their show air on NHTV, a government-run television program.  The program airs on channels 18 and 63 on Cablevision and Channel 46 on Verizon FIOS.  It also airs online at

The competition is divided into two categories: one for people under the age of eighteen, and another for people age eighteen and up.  One winner from each category will be chosen.

All participants must be citizens of North Hempstead, and the film must be taped in the town and incorporate no more than two facilities or parks.  The script topic is open to the screenwriter’s imagination but all topics must be appropriate for general audiences.

“This competition gives the screenwriter lots of freedom,” said junior Alexandra DeAngelis.  “I am looking forward to watching the winning films.”

All scripts must be emailed in a PDF format to [email protected]  The deadline is Jan. 15, 2015.