Competition informationThe competition deadline has been extended by a month to the 21st December. If you're having trouble entering this competition please see our guide to entering competitions. If you want to write television, film or even a novel, this competition is not for you.
If you are still reading, then you might be what we want. We want you to create a storyworld - a world where the characters, story and most importantly the audience can get lost in.
Think the Matrix, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Lost, Marvel Universe - world's so dense, they move beyond linear narrative, with characters and audience having multiple perspectives on the events that impact that world.
We know this isn't easy - so over the next 3 months we will be looking to help you understand how this world can be created in five stages - world; character; story; audience; and medium.
At the end, one lucky writer will have the opportunity to win 6k to see their storyworld developed by Portal Entertainment, a cross-platform production with backgrounds on Doctor Who and branded entertainment.
The next five have their work reviewed and fed back on by Sarah Clay, Exec Multiplatform Producer (Becoming Human, E20, Waterloo Reunited).
Where do I start?
Take a look at the lesson plan at the bottom of this page, to guide you the process of constructing your Storyworld and making it ready for entering this competition.
Entry FeeFree entry
How the winner will be selected?Portal Entertainment and Sarah Clay will select the winner. Community reviews will be taken into account but will not be the deciding factor.
Prize1) The winning writer will have their storyworld developed with Portal Development, with an initial 6k development fund.
2) The top 5 will have their storyworlds read and reviewed by Sarah Clay, BBC Multiplatform Exec Producer
Read the full rules below.
RulesOne entry per person and group entries are allowed. View the full terms and conditions here Lesson Plan
Have a look at the lessons below to help you to get your script ready to enter for the competition. Once you've completed these lessons, you will be ready to upload your treatment.
Lesson 1 - World
Write a logline for your storyworld (1 paragraph)
Lesson reading: The blog post written by Mike Jones ‘What is a storyworld’ and part 2 for more information.
Lesson 2 - World part 2
Write the timeline of your storyworld (1 page)
Lesson reading: Mike Jones ‘Storyworld Timelines’ Also please view this: Paul Rissen ‘The Web as a Storytelling Medium’
Lesson 3 - Characters
Explain your main protagonists and antagonists POV within that world (1 page each)
Lesson 4 - Story
Develop a clear master question and three smaller dramatic questions for your world (4 lines with one line explanation)
Lesson reading: story Lesson 5 - Audience
Outline two journeys of how an audience could enter your world – one as a highly involved audience member and one who is passive (1 page max)
Lesson reading: The role of the audience Lesson 6 - Medium
Define the target audience for your story (one paragraph)
What three mediums available to your audience do you think are best for telling your story world? (1 paragraph)
Outline two journeys for this audience to find out about your story – one that doesn’t use technology + one route that does (1 page max)
Lesson reading: Medium Lesson 7 - Complete!
Your script is now ready to enter the competition! Please upload it now. When uploading the "type" should be "Treatment".