facebook no scriptStory Concept Contests - Open Screenplay

If you have a creative mind and love coming up with story ideas, then you have come to the right place! Here you have the chance to get paid for your story ideas by helping businesses, brands and organizations deliver their messages.

Participating in our contests is 100% free

just follow these 3 easy steps


Choose a contest from the list below, and read the topic guidelines.


Write a Story Concept consisting of aTitle, Genre, Logline, Theme, Time Period & Setting.


Submit as many Story Concepts as you like, for multiple chances to win!

For an example of a Story Concept submission, click here.

Judging Criteria

Each entry will be evaluated on the basis of the following weighted criteria





Clarity of Story Concept




Relevance to the Contest Topic


We can’t wait to see your ideas! Happy Writing!

Submission Deadline: Monday, November 8th, 2021

Follow the Dragon Pan-Asian Food Adventures at Home

It happens to all of us. We discover a new flavour or dish that we love, and it inspires us. We savour it and take photos of it. We learn how to pronounce its name so we can tell our friends about it and ask for it at restaurants. We’d love to recreate it at home if we weren’t so intimidated. We think to ourselves “Where do I even start?” or “I bet it's a lot of complicated steps” or “What if I don’t have the right ingredients?” With Blue Dragon products you are closer to your Pan-Asian culinary quests than you think. Just follow the dragon and dishes that once seemed intimidating and...
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Contest Mini-Rules

This contest is open to all registered users of Open Screenplay. Contest begins on September 8th, 2021 at 12:00 AM (ET) and ends on November 8th, 2021 at 11:59 PM (ET). There are a total of six (6) prizes available to be won as follows: one (1) First Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of CDN $500, and in Contest Partner’s sole discretion, the option of production, five (5) Runner Up Prizes consisting of a license fee cash award of CDN $100. This 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.

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Animated Children's Web Series

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.

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Local Heroes of Virginia

A hero is someone who dedicates their life to helping others or sacrifices their life for a cause that’s greater than themselves. From the brave ones in uniform and first responders who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others, to volunteers that provide a helping hand, or to parents who work hard to provide for their families, local heroes are all around us but their stories are rarely told.

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Banking in a Digital World

Imagine a world where we spend less time banking, and more time living. Can this technological wonder of our time make us more present? Give us more time to parent? Facilitate great memories and spontaneous adventures? "Open Screenplay and RBC Royal Bank want to hear stories about how digital banking has enhanced your lives. We want you to dig into your rich vault of creativity and provide us with Story Concepts about how digital or mobile banking has improved your life, or has the potential to do so.


The Joy of Sports

Contest Partner: ACME FITNESS CO.

How does participating in a sport bring joy and happiness into your life?



Adventure / Family

Neighbourhood Games


Choose your Contractor Wisely

Contest Partner: ACME HOME REPAIRS

From simple home repairs, to full renovations, hiring a contractor can either dramatically improve your life or haunt your nightmares!



Supernatural Comedy

There’s Demons in My Closet