Fox, N.Y. TV Festival Accepting Submissions for Comedy Writing Competition

The winner of the fourth annual event will get $25,000 and a writer's development deal with the network.

Aspiring comedy writers are invited to submit half-hour scripts for the fourth annual competition put on by the New York Television Festival and the Fox Broadcasting Co. The winner gets $25,000 and a writer's development deal with Fox.

"The future of our industry lies in the stories that we tell, so it's incredibly important that we continue to find and nurture undiscovered writing talent," said Kevin Reilly, Fox's president of entertainment.

"In the first three years of this terrific partnership, we have seen tremendous growth in both the quantity and quality of submissions from our artistic community," NYTVF founder Terence Gray said.

The competition is open to U.S. residents over 18 who don't have a development deal currently that would preclude them from working for Fox. Scripts are to be between 25-35 pages and in a screenwriting format.

Writers can get more info and enter online at

The New York TV Festival was founded in 2005.