DEADLINE: New Media Writing Prize

Event Date: 
December 20, 2022

The Media School at Bournemouth University invites entries for its New Media Writing Prize (NMWP), now in its 13th year.

NMWP is looking for good storytelling (fiction or non-fiction) written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on a PC or Mac, the web, or a hand-held device such as an iPad or mobile phone. It could be a short story, novel, poem, narrative game, documentary, or transmedia work using words, images, film or animation with audience interaction. Interactivity is a key element of new-media storytelling.

We are looking for creativity, so try to be imaginative to create an engaging story i.e. combining any number of media elements, such as words on a screen combined with images and video clips. New media writing can be created using a variety of tools i.e. a word processor, DV camera, social networking tools (i.e. Twitter), mobile phone/s, a scanner, Augmented Reality software – anything goes!

Whether you’re a student, a professional, an artist, a writer, a developer, a designer or an enthusiast, the competition is open to all. It’s also an international competition, open to all outside the UK. Entries do need to be in English.

Winner of the Chris Meade Memorial UK New Media Writing Prize receives £1000. The winners of the Opening Up and Digital Journalism Awards will receive £500 each. The student award is one year's membership to Writers Online.

Main deadline: Nov. 25, 2022; Writing Magazine Student Award – Dec. 20, 2022.

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