The FoST Prize


Technology is changing the ways that we tell stories, allowing for greater interactivity, participation, and emotional engagement. To celebrate this renaissance of creativity, we’re excited to announce the second annual FoST Prize, a global competition designed to recognize the boundless ingenuity of the storytelling community at large! We’re in search of the world’s most innovative and adventurous story creators, working across platforms to mastermind boldly interactive narratives.


2014 Grand Prize Winner

Directed by The Daniels

2014 Finalists
John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes

Directed by Michael Epstein & Mark Thompson

Pry Novella

Made by Samantha Gorman & Danny Cannizzaro

2014 Judges
Tham Khai Meng

Worldwide Chief Creative Officer
Ogilvy & Mather

Damian Kulash

Lead Singer & Guitarist

Susan Bonds

Cofounder & CEO
42 Entertainment

Shari Frilot

Curator, New Frontier @ Sundance, Sundance Institute

Robert Wong

Chief Creative Officer
Google Creative Lab

Charles Melcher

Founder, Future of StoryTelling

Tamir Muhammad

Director, Content & Artist Development, Time Warner Inc.


The FoST Prize will be awarded to the most exceptional interactive story, which may include but is not limited to, web-based films, data-driven art, mobile apps, narrative games, multimedia installations, augmented reality experiences, virtual reality, and other multi-platform projects. Submissions will be judged 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. Design Execution: Innovative, original, and beautifully crafted

Individuals and teams from any country are invited to apply. Please read the Rules and Regulations before submitting an entry to ensure that your project meets all of the eligibility requirements. Entry fee is $25.


Finalists & Cash Prize

Three semi-finalists will be selected and notified by early September. Each semi-finalist will be invited to attend the exclusive FoST Summit in New York on October 7th and 8th. FoST will promote the work of each semi-finalist at the summit, on the official website, and across social media channels. One grand-prize winner will be named at FoST during the main stage awards ceremony and awarded a cash prize of $10,000.