In selecting the winners of the contest, judges consider not only a
scripts entertainment value and craftsman ship, but also whether or
not the script in question is, uplifting, inspirational, spiritual,
and if it teaches lessons in ethics and morality.
Furthermore, the judges consider whether the script is primarily spiritual,
rather than merely humanitarian, and whether it resulted in a dramatic
increase in either man's love or understanding of God. Considering this,
the judges will decide whether the script communicates God's wisdom
and infinite love in new, effective and creative ways, thereby helping
people understand the relationship of God.
Primarily scripts should be suitable for a G or PG rating. Adult themes
will be accepted with the following warning: Action and/or dialogue
must not be gratuitous in nature or form. Given the reality of creating
recognizable, identifiable and realistic environments within the storytelling
process - these themes must be handled with great care.
The script may be allegorical but should refer implicitly and/or explicitly
to biblical principles, values and virtues, and/or refer specifically
to the Bible. To define this more clearly, judges will take into account
the criteria that Movieguide® Magazine uses to evaluate films and
television programs. A list of these criteria are to the right.
The script should adhere to the short form of the Motion Picture Code:
The basic dignity and value of human life shall be respected and upheld.
Restraint shall be exercised in portraying the taking of life. Evil,
sin, crime and wrong-doing shall not be justified. Detailed and protracted
acts of brutality, cruelty, physical violence, torture, and abuse, shall
not be presented. Indecent or undue exposure of the human body shall
not be presented. Illicit sex relationships shall not be justified.
Intimate sex scenes violating common standards of decency shall not
be portrayed. Restraint and care shall be exercised in presentations
dealing with sex aberrations. Obscene speech, gestures or movements
shall not be presented. Undue profanity shall not be presented. Religion
shall not be demeaned. Words or symbols contemptuous of racial, religious
or national groups, shall not be used so as to incite bigotry or hatred.
Excessive cruelty to animals shall not be portrayed and animals shall
not be treated inhumanely.