We are honored to announce the Winners of our Fiction Podcast Contest! The Shore Scripts Team will now commence work with our winning writers to prepare their podcast pilot projects for production.
For full details of what happens next, check out our Podcast post-contest timeline
We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to everyone for choosing to participate, and for making it such a high-quality contest.
With the ever-increasing listenership and influence podcasts are having in the entertainment industry, we are positive that the many other talented writers who entered will go on to have successful careers in the industry.
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GRAND PRIZE WINNER - SPOOR by DYLAN CAMPBELL
AWARDED A $5000 PRODUCTION GRANT & $1000 CASH
A sergeant begins to spiral out of control as he works on a murder case that resembles that of his Taborri girlfriend who disappeared one year ago.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER - TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES by LESLEY HENNEN, HELENE GRIFFIN & MAX RASMUSSEN
AWARDED A $5000 PRODUCTION GRANT & $1000 CASH
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
When the high school seniors in Mr. Blick’s Media Studies class are assigned to make a podcast about their hometown of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, they uncover a secret within the walls of the school that puts their lives at risk.
In addition to our two grant winners, we would like to congratulate our Top 5 Finalists.
SPOOR by Dylan Campbell
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LOTTIE CARMICHAEL by Patrick Emile
THE ESTATE by Lewis Carter
THE PASSENGER by Allie Ruben & Colin Stanley
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES by Lesley Hennen, Helene Griffin & Max Rasmussen
This season, our Top 5 Finalists will receive a Free Copy of Final Draft & Free Membership to our exclusive writers’ forum THE SCRIPT HUB. Plus, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive a free 6-Month Membership to Libro.fm, including 6 credits to use on the audiobook their choice of 150,000+ audiobooks, regardless of price (available in the US & Canada only).
OUR 15 PODCAST FINALISTS
(in alphabetical order)
|Allie Rubin & Colin Stanley||The Passenger||After she’s mailed a chilling audio recording from an anonymous source, Hannah Willetts decides to investigate what caused the death of her sister, who perished in a mysterious cult ten years earlier.|
|Cassandra Wells||Tales of Dread: The Monkey’s Paw||When an elderly couple evokes the magic of a powerful talisman, a mummified monkey’s paw, and are granted three wishes, they discover (to their detriment) the hidden meaning behind the vaguely sinister adage “be careful what you wish for.”|
|Cristina Pippa & Sharon Kenny||Teen Medium||A teenage pianist is contacted by the dead lead of her high school musical — through song. Attempting to solve a murder only gets her into trouble with the police, who want to know why she has so many of the dead girl’s things, and other spirits start chiming in that they want her help too.|
|Daisy Long, Daniel Ison, & Katherine Castro||Celestia||One man’s search for a future in the sun leads him to a city where he can escape his past but he can’t escape the darkness.|
|Dylan Campbell||Spoor||A sergeant begins to spiral out of control as he works on a murder case that resembles that of his Taborri girlfriend who disappeared one year ago.|
|Lesley Hennen, Helene Griffin, & Max Rasmussen||Truth or Consequences||When the high school seniors in Mr. Blick’s Media Studies class are assigned to make a podcast about their hometown of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, they uncover a secret within the walls of the school that puts their lives at risk.|
|Lewis Carter||The Estate||Down on her luck voice actor, Echo Wilson must find her own voice when confronted with a malevolent force while investigating her favorite horror novelist’s death.|
|Matthew McLachlan||The Demand Of Avarice||When the world’s three wealthiest billionaires wake in a dank basement to find that they have been kidnapped by a masked vigilante, they soon discover that their wealth and power will do nothing to grant them their freedom. In fact, the cost will be far greater than they could ever fathom.|
|Milly James||The Oakston Mystery||Ordinary lives are disrupted by the alleged suicide of a schoolgirl and the arrival of a mysterious teacher.|
|Patrick Emile||The Disappearance Of Lottie Carmichael||Two true-crime podcasters slip ever deeper into a violent world as they investigate the seemingly impossible vanishing of a local college student.|
|Philip Catherwood||The Dial-Up||Two lonely Scottish men stumble across each other in a random, internet voice call, but soon realize they’re both talking from two different time periods – one in present-day 2021, one in late 1999.|
|Randy Parker||The Vairon||Seven seemingly random passengers on a cruise to Neptune join together on an emergency communication channel to figure out why they all passed out, why they can’t reach anyone else on the ship, and why the ship’s AI has locked them in their cabins.|
|Rick Kinnebrew||The White City: an Audible Exhibition on H.H. Holmes, Murderer||Ben Pitezel can’t provide his wife Carrie with a house or even a working stove as he strives to find work in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Hired by H.H. Holmes, Ben is happy to become the pharmacist’s confidant and only friend. But the friendship leads Ben into fraud and murder.|
|Sean Braswell||Earworm||An ancient tune, lost for centuries, alters the minds and lives of everyone who hears it.|
|Stephanie Elie||Alpha 8||An alien seeks to understand the meaning of family by surreptitiously implanting herself into a human household, only to discover it takes more than supermom skills to keep everyone together.|