New Media Writing Prize 2018

     Category:  Multiple Disciplines
     Deadline:  December 14, 2018  (expired!)
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    New Media Writing Prize 2018

    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 9th 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.

    There are four different prizes:

    Unicorn Student Award
    if:book UK New Media Writing Prize

    For these two prizes, you are asked to submit 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, documentary or transmedia work using words, images, film or animation with audience interaction. Interactivity is a key element of new-media storytelling.

    Gorkana Journalism Award

    This Award honours innovative stories based on factual material and featuring digital media. Interactive documentaries, multimedia features and serious games are all considered. Entries must incorporate new media technologies and platforms.

    Dot Award

    For the Dot Award they are looking for projects which aren’t necessarily technically complex but do create original and exciting literary work inspired by the affordances of the web, blogs, apps, social media etc.

    Entries do need to be in English. Deadline for the Unicorn Student Prize is 14th December 2018. For all the other prizes is 30th November 2018.

    There is no entry fee.


    Open to anyone worldwide.


    if:book New Media Writing Prize: 1000 GBP (approx. 1,280 USD)
    Unicorn Student Prize: a paid work-placement of 3 months at Unicorn Training, Bournemouth, UK, or 500 GBP in cash if the winner is unable to take up the internship.

    Gorkana Journalism Award: 750 GBP for the winner
    Dot Award: 500 GBP to get develop a new project

    Shortlisted entrants will be invited to the Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, January 16th 2018 at Bournemouth University. Winners will be announced at the ceremony.

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