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story concept contest

Animated Children's Web Series

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Animated Children's Web Series

We are delighted to partner with Muslim Kids TV and MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau to bring you an exciting story concept contest for a children’s animated series for a global streaming service!

We are looking for great storytellers and writers to help us come up with a new animated web series for children ages 7 to 12 years. We want you to write up a story concept that briefly explains what the series is about. This includes series title, logline, theme, period, setting, and series synopsis. The story can be set anywhere and in any time period, and you have the freedom to narrow the age range and decide if the series is serial or procedural.

Important: The writer should exercise cultural sensitivity to a mainly Muslim audience

Type: Story Concept only

Duration: Story Concept only, keeping in mind that, once developed, the episodes would be for a 13-part series, and are 12 minutes in length each.

Having a hard time getting started? Check out these Story Concept Examples.

We can't wait to read your story concepts. Happy Writing!



$750 CDN

License fee cash award

& May advance to commissioned screenplay and / or production*

2nd Prize

$350 CDN

License fee cash award

& May advance to commissioned screenplay and / or production*

3rd - 5th Prize

$100 CDN

License fee cash award

& May advance to commissioned screenplay and / or production*


* License fee is for Story Concept Only. Should a screenplay be commissioned from the winning writer, additional compensation to be negotiated in accordance with customary industry parameters.

Contest Mini-Rules

This contest is open to all registered users of Open Screenplay. Contest begins on May 3rd, 2021 at 12:00 AM (ET) and ends on July 25th, 2021 at 11:59 PM (ET). There are a total of three (5) prizes available to be won as follows: one (1) First Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of CDN $750, and in Contest Partner’s sole discretion, the option of production, one (1) Second Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of CDN $350, and three (3) Prizes consisting of a license fee cash award of CDN $100. Contest is open to Open Screenplay Members, excluding residents of Quebec, Canada, who are 13 years of age or older at the time of entry (parental or guardian consent required if entrant is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry). Odds of winning depend on number and quality of eligible entries received before contest closes. Limitations apply. See full rules and entry details.

About Contest Partners


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MuslimKids.TV is the leading streaming service for Muslim families globally. Families enjoy a library of over 5,000 titles from the best in Muslim children’s entertainment to educational and values-based productions from producers around the world.

To learn more, visit https://www.muslimkids.tv

MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau

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MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau changes the narrative of Islam and Muslims in the entertainment industry so that audiences see Muslims as vital contributors to creating social and cultural change in America and around the world. We do this by engaging decision makers and creatives to improve the quality of authentic, nuanced, and inclusive depictions of Islam and Muslims. We also create opportunities for Muslim storytellers to tell their own stories.

To learn more, visit https://www.mpachollywoodbureau.org/


Contest Start date:
Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Submission Deadline:
11:59 PM, Sunday, July 25th, 2021

See Guidelines

Enter to Win

Participating is easy!

START a new Story Concept: simply sign in to Open Screenplay and click START >> Story Concept on the main menu. Choose Animated Children's Web Series Story Concept Contest to enter your Story Concept into the competition. The Story Concept must be completed on openscreenplay.com.

Chance for Further Consideration

Winning writers may be commissioned to turn their story concepts into screenplays for further compensation to be negotiated with buyers/producers in accordance with customary industry parameters. The Story Concept must be original and must be written on www.openscreenplay.com.


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