New Media Writing Prize

New Media Writing Prize 2016 now open for entries – first deadline 30 November 2016

The New Media Writing Prize showcases exciting and inventive stories that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. This international prize is now in its 7th year.

The prize encourages and promotes the best in new media writing and is leading the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling. In the past six years, the NMWP has attracted entries from the very best and most innovative writers in the field. For the 2016 competition there will be four prizes: The Main Prize, the Student Prize, the Dot Award, and the Gorkana Journalism Awards. Go to the FAQ page for all the entry details and key dates.

The Main Prize for 2015 was awarded to High Muck A Muck: Playing Chinese
The High Muck A Muck Collective are: Nicola Harwood, Fred Wah, Jin Zhang, Bessie Wapp and Thomas Loh.

The People’s Prize was won by two.5 for Recollections: 12 Vignettes of Lashihai two.5 are Viccy Adams and Samantha Silver.

The Student Prize went to Shaun Hickman for Kindred

And, for the first year, the Dot Award was presented to J.R. Carpenter for her idea for her interactive project about the wind and the weather.

What Are The Prizes?

There are four categories/prizes for 2016 –
Main Prize: £1000 donated by if:book UK.
Student Prize: 3 months paid internship at Unicorn Training, Bournemouth, UK, working with Unicorn’s writing and design team.
The Dot Award: £500 to get a new project started. Donated by if:book UK. Click here for more info
The Gorkana Journalism Award, donated by Gorkana. Two awards: the UK award, and the International award, both £500 for the winner.

When Is The Deadline?

Main Prize, Gorkana Journalism Awards, and Dot Award Wednesday 30th November 2016 12 noon GMT
Student Prize Friday 16th December 2016 12 noon GMT.
Shortlisted entrants will be invited to the Awards Ceremony, Wednesday January 18th 2017 at Bournemouth University. Winners will be announced at the ceremony.

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