Future of Storytelling (FoST), a summit and community platform which was founded by digital entrepreneur Charles Melcher, announced that it will begin to accept project submissions for the second annual FoST Prize competition as of today.
A wide variety of digital interactive projects are eligible for for submission, including but not limited to web-based films, data-driven art, mobile apps, narrative games, multimedia installations, augmented reality experiences and virtual reality.
Per a press release issued by FoST, projects will evaluated based on the following criteria:
1. Quality of user experience
2. Story-Driven Content: Communicates a clear narrative
3. Emotional Resonance: Strikes an affective chord with the user
4. Immersion: Suspends belief or transports the user to another reality
5. Design Execution: Innovative, original and beautifully crafted
Three finalists will be announced at the annual FoST summit in New York City this fall and the grand prize winner will be announced during an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the summit.
Jury members for this year include Melcher, WIRED Editor-in-Chief Scott Dadich, Co-Director of the New Frontier program at the Sundance Institute Kamal Sinclair, CNN Worldwide SVP for Development and Acquisitions Vinne Malhotra and Wieldan+Kennedy Global Executive Creative Director Susan Hoffman.
Last year’s grand prize was won by The Daniels. Perhaps best known for the sensational music video they directed for DJ Snake’s hit track, “Turn Down for What,” the directing duo took home the top prize with another short film called “Possibilia,” in which the viewer had control over the storyline.
To learn more about how to submit to FoST, click here.