Wow, some terrific scene work this year, guys! The full tournament results should be posted any moment on the official contest web site: www.cyberspaceopen.com.
Here are the four killer scenes that won our genre prizes this year. Every one of them nailed the scene prompt, which means they used subtext in a substantial way, as well as had the conflict be about two people in a failing relationship of sorts. Each of these terrific writers found a way to use these elements in very different scenes, from the uproarious "This Won't Hurt a Bit" to the chilling "Square One." Great job, guys!
Producers: these four writers showed they could follow directions (we gave them very specific instructions on what elements they had to incorporate), nail a scene with great dialogue rich with subtext, and do so in a timely fashion, under the gun. Every one of these had excellent voice and superior writing craft. If you're interested in more info about any of them or want to check out these scenes, please email info (at symbol) coverageink.com.
"This Won't Hurt a Bit."
Excellent work, folks!