Deadlines: Main Prize Friday 28th November 2014 by 12 noon GMT; Student Prize Friday 12th December 2014 12 noon GMT.
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 5th year. The Competition is organised by Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation (“BU”) through The Media School.
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 four years, the NMWP has attracted entries from the very best and most innovative writers in the field.
- Anyone can apply! 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.
- Best Student New Media Writing Prize: a paid work-placement of 3 months at Unicorn Training, Bournemouth, UK
- Best New Media Writing Prize: £1000 donated by if:book UK, where the winner may also be a student, ie. satisfies point d. of clause 7.
- The People’s Choice: £250, where the winner may also be the winner of a and/or b above
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.
People’s Choice Prize: Details TBC.
The judges will be looking for the following:
- Innovative use of new media/transmedia to create an engaging, satisfying narrative, poem, or as-yet-specified form.
- Ease of accessibility for the reader/viewer.
- Effective use of interactive elements.
- An example of how new media can do things traditional media can’t.
- The potential to reach out to an wide audience (i.e. not just specialist interest groups).
- Main Prize Friday 28th November 2014 by 12 noon GMT; Student Prize Friday 12th December 2014 12 noon GMT.
- Shortlisted entrants will be invited to the Awards Ceremony, Wednesday January 21st 2015 at Bournemouth University. Winners will be announced at the Ceremony.
How to Submit Your Work:
- Each entry should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 28th November 2014 by 12 noon GMT.
- Closing date for students is Friday 12th December 2014 12 noon GMT.
Each emailed 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.
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