STORY 2023

Press Release: What Is Your Vision of the Future?

STORY2023: A transmedia storytelling competition for students.

San Francisco, CA – What will the year 2023 look like? Students of Swiss Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences are invited to envision that future by participating in the transmedia competition STORY2023, organized by swissnex San Francisco and kicking off June 1, 2013. Their task: create a story set 10 years from now, in 2023.

Transmedia, or multi-platform storytelling, enables a tale to go beyond the pages of a book or the screen of a TV. Using text, games, audio, video, interactive experiences, physical and live events, and social media, each platform becomes a standalone narrative in a unified story world, all working together to enrich the experience and deepen engagement.

Participating students compete for a five-day trip to San Francisco, a tailor-made program with targeted professionals, and showcases in Swiss and Bay Area venues. STORY2023 is open to all eligible students with a vision of the future, from transmedia experts to first-timers. An international jury of acclaimed professionals will select the best stories in September.

STORY2023 is organized by swissnex San Francisco in honor of their 10th anniversary, with vital support from Swisscom, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, and Gebert Rüf Stiftung.

STORY2023 Schedule

Competition begins: June 1, 2013
Competition ends: August 31, 2013
Winners announced: Mid September, 2013
Winning trip to San Francisco: Fall 2013

Press Contact

Media contacts:

  Florencia Prada, (415) 912-5901 x118, Email

  Megan Williams, (415) 912-5901 x110, Email


  Melanie Picard, (415) 912-5901 x301, Email

  Andrea Müller