Portal Entertainment Create £6k Writing Competition for Multiplatform Storytelling

Portal Entertainment  has launched a £6k global writing competition to create a storyworld: a story told using different types of media across multiple platforms. The winner of the competition will receive £6k to develop their storyworld with Portal Entertainment. The Top 5 entries will be given professional feedback from BBC Multiplatform Executive Producer Sarah Clay (Becoming Human, Waterloo Reunited, E20).

The competition was launched at the Immersive Writing Lab – a global creative event to help writers learn the tools to tell multiplatform stories. To find out more about the launch event and the to watch videos from the event go to www.immersivewritinglab.com .

‘Coming up with a storyworld is not easy and we know that,’ said Julian McCrea, Founder of Portal Entertainment. ‘We have designed the competition, to help develop the writer’s storyworld over three months, across five different stages: world, characters, story, audience, and medium. We will be giving feedback at each stage of the competition.’

The competition is hosted at Circalit, a platform that enables writers to showcase their work to industry professionals online. To enter the competition or for more information please visit www.circalit.com/projects/competitions/immersive .

Raoul Tawadey, CEO and Founder of Circalit commented, ‘It’s clear after attending the Immersive Writing conference that digital convergence hasn’t simply affected the business end of media, it’s affected our notion of narrative storytelling itself. We’re extremely happy to be hosting a competition to explore what the stories of the future will look, feel and sound like, and on what devices we will experience them.’

Deadline: 21 November, 2011

The Immersive Writing Lab event is being supported by Stellar Network, Circalit, Imaginox and Varytale.