NBC is holding a Drama Challenge that will offer a cash prize and a possible development deal. The challenge is in partnership with the New York Television Festival that will be held in October 2013. The network is looking for their new hit show and are not limiting the topic or genre of writing proposed.
Submissions will need to be in by March 15, 2013. A list of what to submit, downloadable rules and entry packet are available here: www.nytvf.com/2013_nbc.html.
The New York Television Festival executives will narrow submissions to 15 finalists that they will then pass on to NBC development executives. Finalists will be given the designation as NYTVF official artists. Before going on to NBC executive hands, a finalist must sign an option agreement with NBC. The agreement with NBC will allow them to retain an exclusive option for 30 days to develop finalists' projects after the selection of a winner. One finalist winner will be granted a development deal with NBC.