The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) encourages and promotes the best in new-media writing and is leading the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and interactive storytelling. 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.
- The Competition is free and open to any person whatever their age or nationality.
- 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.
- BU 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.
The Chris Meade Memorial UK New Media Writing Prize: £1000 donated by if: book UK/Chris Meade, where the winner may also be a student, i.e., satisfies point d. of clause 7.
The Student Award: TBD
The Opening Up Award: £500
The Digital Journalism Award: £500 and a year’s FIPP membership
- Innovative use of new (digital) media/transmedia to create an engaging, satisfying narrative, or poem, or as-yet-unspecified form. Fiction or non-fiction.
- Ease of accessibility for the reader/viewer.
- Effective use of interactive elements.
- A great example of how new media can do things traditional media can’t.
- The potential to reach out to a wide audience (i.e. not just specialist interest groups)
Method of Application:
Each entry for any of our Prizes should be submitted via the online form.
Each entry should contain an active URL for the judges to access your work. However, if your entry is for viewing on a mobile phone, wearable, or other electronic device, please provide clear instructions on how to view your piece.
Each entry should contain the following information within the text of the entry form:
a. title of the work; clear access details, including, eg, URL, download instructions, app access code if required (if an access code is needed for an app, we require 6 free codes, for the judges)
b. entrant’s contact details: name, email address, telephone number and postal address. For joint entries, all entrants’ contact details must be provided with identification of the main entrant for contact purposes;
c. entrant’s short autobiography (50-100 words). For joint entries, all entrants must provide their autobiographies.
d. entrants who wish to submit as students must provide a proof of identity which should be copied into the entry form in the short biography section, e.g. a scan copy of entrant’s Student Union ID card or university enrolment number, which will be authenticated at the organiser’s discretion.
Application Deadline: 20th December 2022
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