How would you like to win $10,000? OnePlus has started offering video tips on how to become a mobile filmmaker
on its YouTube channel, and the first video is now available for viewing. What does this have to do with the contest? Plenty. Here is how you can win the big bucks. First, you need to be a member of the OnePlus Forum. Then, you submit your best movie idea including the title and a brief outline (250-300 words) on this website
. Hint: OnePlus wants the story to include a beginning, a middle, and an end. This must be submitted by March 11th.
If your idea is selected by the phone maker, you proceed to the next round. Each mobile filmmaking video released by OnePlus will contain a task that those still in the running will have to submit. Once there are only ten contestants left, each of them will receive a OnePlus 6T
to shoot their final films with. OnePlus will then determine the winner of the Grand Prize. That person receives $10,000, a pair of OnePlus devices and a gimbal (that's the handheld gadget that a phone is attached to when shooting a movie to prevent it from vibrating or shaking). The Second Prize winner picks up $4,000 and a pair of OnePlus devices, and the Third Prize winner scores $2,000 and one OnePlus device.
Entries must be in English only, and OnePlus gets to publish and use any submitted material. That's about it, which means that as long as you can submit your story idea in English, you have a shot at the free phones and $10,000. And if someone names Spielberg or Tarantino wins, it is going to make us very suspicious.