The five winners, including the first to come from Louisiana and South Africa, were chosen from a pool of 7,197 submitted scripts.
This year's winners are:
Nikole Beckwith, Brooklyn, NY, "Stockholm, Pennsylvania"
Sean Robert Daniels, Laezonia, Gauteng, South Africa, "Killers"
James DiLapo, New York, NY, "Devils at Play"
Allan Durand, Lafayette, LA, "Willie Francis Must Die Again"
Michael Werwie, Los Angeles, CA, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile"