Competition stories follow the basic elimination game structure of the Total Drama canon, although details may differ. Contestants may be canon, original, or a mix.

The basic competition story acknowledges the entire Total Drama canon as it existed when the story was started, with the story setting being sometime after completion of the last known canon season. The reimagining story, which replaces a canon season (most commonly Season 1, Total Drama Island) with the author's own vision of how that season should have played out, is a subtype. Reimaginings are included in this listing as well as in their own subcategory.