Quote: Mark @ 15th May 2020, 12:08 PM
It's "story beats" there. I believe the desire for marking three scenes is just to help check you understand story structure.
It obviously hasn't worked because I'm another who didn't get that from the header. Why not call it a Ten Minute Sitcom and save the confusion? If you piece together the requirements listed on the page then that's what it amounts to, a ten page or ten minute sitcom. Why be shy about it, every other competition is asking for the same thing now, so why not use the same direct wording?
Surely the best way to check you understand story structure is to ask you to write a ten page sitcom, not to submit three scenes of a sitcom which may or may not follow on directly from each other.
If they'd asked for three Acts I'd have got it without coming here. TBH I'm still wondering if they do infact want you to present it in three separate scenes, as the use of the word 'scenes' is prominent throughout. So if you write a complete sitcom script which tells a whole story with all sorts going on, set in one room with no scene breaks, expect to be rejected. And I'll want to know why if you aren't, Murray.