Got some extra cash for Christmas? Don’t know what to do with it? Well, if you are looking for places to spend that holiday cash then how about some script contests? Here are some screenwriting contests with upcoming deadlines.

WriteSafe Present-A-Thon
Deadline: Quarterly, next deadline December 31, 2008
Entry Fee: Free with WriteSafe Registration ($10, or 2 for $15)
http://www.writesafe.com

A Night of Horror International Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Deadline: December 31, 2008 (WithoutABox only)
Entry Fee: Short $50. Feature $70 (WithoutABox only); (Students receive $5 discount on all fees)
www.anightofhorror.com

Las Vegas International Film Festival
Deadline: December 31, 2008
Entry Fee: $30
www.lvfilmfest.com

WriteMovies Writing Contest / TalentScout TV Writing Contest
Deadline: Extended to January 5, 2009
Entry Fee: $49
www.WriteMovies.com

CineStory Screenwriting Awards
Deadline: January 7th, 2009
Entry Fee: $60
www.cinestory.org

Great American Screenplay Competition
Deadline: December 31, 2008 (regular); January 16, 2009 (late); January 30, 2009 (WAB extended)
Entry Fee: Features: $45 (by Dec. 31st, 2008); $50 (by January 16, 2008); $70 (WAB extended). Shorts: $35 (by Dec. 31st, 2008); $40 (by January 16, 2008); $60 (WAB extended)
www.acefest.com/screenplays

TVWriter.com Spec Scriptacular
Deadline: February 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $40
www.tvwriter.com

Slamdance Short Screenplay Competition
Deadline: Jan. 26, 2009 (early); Feb. 9, 2009 (final)
Entry Fee: $30 (No Coverage); + $35 (Coverage Service)
slamdance.com/writing/short.html

Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 2, 2009 – February 28, 2009
Entry Fee: Free
www.nickwriting.com

Slamdance Teleplay Competition
Deadline: February 17, 2009 (early); March 2, 2009 (final)
Entry Fee: $20 Half Hour Comedy Pilot (by 2/17/09); $30 Hour Drama Pilot (by 2/17/09); $20 Half Hour Unscripted Pilot (by 2/17); $30 Hour Unscripted Pilot (by 2/17); $30 Half Hour Pilot(by 3/2); $40 Hour Drama Pilot (by 3/2); $30 Half Hour Unscripted Pilot (by 3/2); $40 Hour Unscripted Pilot (by 3/2)
www.slamdance.com/writing/teleplay.html