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Christian Screenwrite Announces Winners of Eighth Annual Contest

NEWARK, N.J., April 4, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — Christian Screenwrite today announced the winners of its 2011 Christian screenwriting competition. Winners receive cash awards. In addition, each winning script will be read by representatives of PureFlix Entertainment, Reel Frog Films, and Central Avenue Pictures.

John Adcox of Atlanta, Ga. won first place for his action adventure THE STAR IN THE EAST about a baseball star, who after the death of his wife, races to uncover a priceless treasure and a 2,000 year-old mystery dating back to the first Christmas — that is, if the deadly agents of a desperate noble don’t catch him first.

“I am absolutely thrilled to win the Christian Screenwrite contest,” said the full-time writer. “It was a true joy to write what I hope can be a fun action/adventure film in the vein of Indiana Jones or National Treasure with, I hope, profound, relevant spirit and heart. It means more than I can say to have that effort recognized. I am both humbled and grateful,” Adcox said. 

William Keller of Worthington, Ohio won second place for his drama FOR CARA about a sailor’s quest to save a young girl from becoming a call girl to sailors or sold to a local man of means.

“I am very honored to be chosen as a finalist in the Christian Screenwrite contest, and I am especially grateful that there is an opportunity for recognition of screenplays that display decency and Christian ideals,” said the retired sales executive.

Ashley Davidson of Atlanta, Ga. won third place for PRELUDE TO THE DANCE about sisters struggling with breaking the chains of unforgiveness and conquering sibling rivalry with the strength of forgiveness and the understanding of God’s grace.

“The quality, variety, and spirit of projects entered into the 2011 contest were extraordinary,” said LaVonne McIver James, founder of Christian Screenwrite. “I applaud these writers and others like them for continuing to illustrate the diversity in the Christian Screenwriting community.”

To read interviews with winners, please visit,www.christianscreenwrite.com. To act as a sponsor, please contact,lavonne@christianscreenwrite.com.

About Christian Screenwrite
Christian Screenwrite is a contest that fosters and promotes awareness of Christian screenplays with the objective of utilizing films to spread the principles of forgiveness, faith, redemption and love that Jesus Christ demonstrated and taught, to both Christians and non-Christians.


About A. Nelson

Aaron is a freelance writer who is passionate about covering topics that interest Christian readers. From breaking news and inspirational stories to Bible studies, Aaron is committed to providing concise, well written, and relevant articles that will inspire and encourage Christians to search for a deeper connection in their faith and God.


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