2021 Screenplay Award Finalists

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Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2021 Screenplay Award finalists. Please join us in congratulating these aspiring screenwriters by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their finalist submission (click 'see more') or join in the discussion in our finalists' forum.

The finalists' listed below are shown in random order for all screenplay categories, which include, Film Script, Documentary, TV Series, Short Film, and Book Adaptation Needed. Wherever you see two of the same face, it's not a mistake, those writers are to be applauded for having more than one submission reach the finals!

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ddalton Dalton for "Winter War"

D. Dalton is an award-winning novelist and an optioned screenwriter, who has a passion for historical fiction placed in the real world. She also hosts the podcast Dark Kingdom Arts, which is a fun adventure into how-to-write and the pitfalls that popular movies, books, and TV shows often make.

bluespruell Spruell for "TARO: Legend of Japan"

Blue Spruell lived and worked in Japan for several years before settling in Atlanta. A trial lawyer and certified mediator, he runs The Outlaw Firm, specializing in family law and civil litigation. In his "spare" time, he teaches Japanese martial arts at Peachtree Aikikai. His debut novel Taro is an

CamCaddell & Kendall Ruhnow for "Lucent"

Since their meeting as teenage theater nerds nearly ten years ago, Cam Caddell and Kendall Ruhnow have been best friends and creative partners. Their collaboration has spanned novels, scripts, and the rush of combined minor social media fame. Lucent has also received accolades from Scriptapalooza

viv young Young for "Smoke and Mirrors"

I am a writer, journalist and, after completing a Masters in screenwriting - and a lot of hard work - a screenwriter! My feature length script A DARK REFLECTION was produced and I currently have several TV pilot scripts, including COME OUT TO PLAY and BLOOD RELATIONS, with my lovely agent. Last year

viv young Young for "COME OUT TO PLAY"

I am a writer, journalist and, after completing a Masters in screenwriting - and a lot of hard work - a screenwriter! My feature length script A DARK REFLECTION was produced and I currently have several TV pilot scripts, including COME OUT TO PLAY and BLOOD RELATIONS, with my lovely agent. Last year

viv young Young for "DARK HORSE"

I am a writer, journalist and, after completing a Masters in screenwriting - and a lot of hard work - a screenwriter! My feature length script A DARK REFLECTION was produced and I currently have several TV pilot scripts, including COME OUT TO PLAY and BLOOD RELATIONS, with my lovely agent. Last year

viv young Young for "BLOOD RELATIONS"

I am a writer, journalist and, after completing a Masters in screenwriting - and a lot of hard work - a screenwriter! My feature length script A DARK REFLECTION was produced and I currently have several TV pilot scripts, including COME OUT TO PLAY and BLOOD RELATIONS, with my lovely agent. Last year

Christianne Robinson Robinson for "Hedged"

Christianne is an attorney in Houston, Texas. She enjoys words, happy hour, cheese, cars, and Longhorn football. Currently, she lives with her husband and their cat Batman; soon they will be adding a Great Pyrenees puppy to the family.

mike.meier Meier for "Avarice (screenplay)"

Mike Meier grew up in a blue-collar housing project in Germany. On his own since his teens, he has lived in several different countries, including Argentina and Japan, and has worked jobs such as washing dishes, repairing bicycles, and painting homes. When he is not writing books or award-winning

Nick Walsh Walsh for "Cryin' Times"

Nick wrote his first screenplay over 20 years ago using Syd Field's book as a reference and it won 2nd Place Runner-up at the Austin Film Festive. He didn’t write another until he retired from the construction business five years ago and got a Master Screenwriter Certificate after attending

DAWNMERRIMAN Merriman for "Marked by Darkness - Book 1, Maddison, Indiana Supernatural Thrillers"

Dawn Merriman writes creepy small town murder mysteries, but nothing too graphic. (She likes to sleep at night.) Dawn Merriman grew up a small town farm girl on a small time pig farm in Indiana. She spent her young adulthood sitting on her bedroom floor scribbling stories into notebooks. She won the

Laurie Jameson Jameson for "The Waystation"

Laurie Jameson is an administrative paper-pusher by day, a writer by night, and a self-proclaimed book hoarder. While freely admitting she’s a book addict, it’s not an admission of guilt, but rather a badge she proudly displays for all the world to see. (One can never have too many book cases and