2016 PEOPLE’S PILOT WINNERS!

25th PEOPLE’S PILOT WINNERS
For contest ending November 1, 2016

1/2 HOUR (or Less) SERIES WINNERS

First Place
OPEN by Erica Lies

Second Place
STAR ACADEMY 3013: WHAT ARE SEX ROBOTS MADE OF? by Christopher Valin

Third Place
STAR ACADEMY 3013: CROTCH BUSTERS by Eugene Ramos

1st Runner-Up
iNEFFABLE by Laura Richardson Reilly

2nd Runner-Up
KICKING & SCREAMING by David Young

1 HOUR SERIES WINNERS

First Place
MATRYOSHKA by Angela Berliner

Second Place
DREAMS OF HAVANA by Jorge c Perez & William Garcia

Third Place
HOMEFRONT by Alexander John Stathis

1st Runner-Up
DARKWICK DOWN by James Hancock

2nd Runner-Up
INCOMPATIBLE by J. Faye Yuan & Robert Raffety

OVER 1 HOUR SERIES WINNERS

First Place
VENOM by Ned Vankevich

Second Place
EMILIA by Marlena Brown

Third Place
DREAMERS by Allie Theiss

Runner-Up
KODAK MOMENT by John Alarid

And there they are, the absolute best of all the entries in this year’s competition!

Zeroing in on the Winners was more difficult than it ever has been before,  with the Half-Hour Category 1st Place Winner and 2nd Runner-Up separated by only 1/4 of 1 point; the One Hour Category 1st Place Winner and 2nd Runner-Up separated by 1/10 of 1 point; and the Over One Hour Category 1st Place Winner and Runner-Up separated by 1/3 of 1 point. (Note: There was only 1 Runner-Up in this category because the remaining scripts unfortunately couldn’t compare.)

As soon as LB recovers from the pummeling he received from some of the other judges as they determined the final finishing order he will post his reaction to and interpretation of this year’s PP entries and results and then start sending out his Feedback re all the entries so all the writers involved will understand the major strengths and weaknesses in the work they’ve done.

Barring the Spanish Inquisition or something else unforeseeable (yes, we’re talking to you, Monty Python hipsters), the official Winners notifications will be sent out by the end of this week and Feedback will start appearing entrants’ email boxes next week.

As always, LB ‘s Feedback is personal, coming directly from his keyboard, so entrants should be prepared to wait as long as a full month for theirs to arrive. Please, no angry, “Where’s my Feedback, dammit?!” messages until after March 1st, okay?

Congratulations to the Winners, Runners-Up, and everybody who entered. We Really Love You Mean It for all the work you’ve put in and hope you will all congratulate and love yourselves for it as well. You have demonstrated one hell of a large amount of talent and should be very, very proud!