The theme for 2015-2016 is "Work."
The foundational verse for all scripts is: Ecclesiastes 5:19:
Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. NIV
FIRST PLACE and ONLINE AUDIENCE FAVORITE:
The Lawn Boy
After the death of their parents, siblings must care for their dependent brother.
Writer: Penny Gibben, Canoga Park, CA; DE: Owen Kingston
An at-risk teen may learn from his aging mentor if he doesn't kill him first.
Writer: Camille Godwin-Austen, Tujunga, CA; DE: Doug Hughes
A frustrated soccer mom daydreams of a different life.
Writer: Stephanie Wang, Canoga Park, CA; DE: Alicia Schehter
The First Day
An ex-missionary discovers that his purpose and the mission field are not always thousands of miles away. ACE
Writer: Rickie C. Ramos, Stockton CA; DE: Mikie DeLong Pyle
A fantastic office of the future gives new meaning to toil.
Writer: Jason Marsh, Sunland, CA; DE: William G. Jones
JURY HONORABLE MENTION:
Beyond Monument Rock
A rancher attempts to save a dying calf.
Writer: Kenny Solberg, Issaquah, WA; DE: Doug Hughes
Because of the Light
A slave finds true freedom in the Word of the Lord.
Writer: Candace Venable, San Bernardino, CA; DE: David Hyde
A man's work does extraordinary things to move others and changes lives.
Writer: Yvette Sams, Beverly Hills, CA; DE: Troy Latto
Tied to Consistency
In a world that strives for consistency, joy is found in an unexpected place.
Writer: James Abbot, Vienna VA; DE: James M. DeVince
The Happy Guy
One man's happy life is the envy of many, but perhaps his life is not so different after all.
Writer: Eric Holmlund, Loveland, CO; DE: Darlo O. Gemeinhardt