UNDATED - A television comedy veteran who lives in Minnesota is giving aspiring writers a chance to break into the business. Bo Kaprall is sponsoring the 2015 National Sitcom Writing Contest.

There are two categories - scripts for an original pilot, and scripts for an existing show.

We're not doing feature films, and we're not doing dramas. It's for half hour situation comedies. But, that can incorporate a lot of things; one camera, film stuff, three camera tape, there's a lot of variety in terms of which direction they can go with a half hour TV comedy.

Kaprall says winning scripts will be shared with Hollywood executives.

It's an opportunity for writers, or want to be writers, to get their work read by professionals in the industry. And, if they win, they'll have their script read by some top writers and executive producers in Los Angeles from "Modern Family", "Bones", and the "Simpsons".

There is a $250 cash prize for the best script in each category, plus a $500 prize for the best overall script.

Kaprall has written for "Saturday Night Live", "Lavern and Shirley", and "Welcome Back Kotter".

The deadline to enter is July 31st.