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Story Concept Contests

The Local Heroes of Virginia

In partnership with
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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

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

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

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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

Criteria

Weighting

Creativity

25%

Clarity of Story Concept

25%

Originality

25%

Relevance to the Contest Topic

25%

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

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 24th, 2021

Local Heroes of Virginia

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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.

Contest Mini-Rules

No purchase necessary. Contest begins on March 29th, 2021 at 12:00 AM (ET) and ends on May 24th, 2021 at 11:59 PM (ET). There are a total of eleven (4) prizes available to be won as follows: one (1) First Prize First Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $500, and in Sponsor’s discretion, the option of advancing the submission to a commissioned screenplay and / or production (approximate retail value: USD $500), and Three (3) Runner-up Prizes consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $100, and in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the option of advancing the submission to a commissioned screenplay and / or production (approximate retail value: USD $300 each). Open ONLY to residents of The State of Virginia, United States of America, 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 the contest closes. Full rules and entry details available at: See full rules and entry details.

Contest now closed

Banking in a Digital World

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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.

CONTEST TOPIC:

The Joy of Sports

Contest Partner: ACME FITNESS CO.

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

STORY CONCEPT SUBMISSION EXAMPLE:

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Adventure / Family

Neighbourhood Games

CONTEST TOPIC:

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!

STORY CONCEPT SUBMISSION EXAMPLE:

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Supernatural Comedy

There’s Demons in My Closet