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New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) 2020 (prize £1000).

Applications are now open for the New Media Writing Prize. The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) showcases exciting and inventive stories and poetry that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. This international event is now in its 11th year. The NMWP encourages and promotes the best in new media writing and is leading the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling. 

The NMWP has attracted entries from the very best and most innovative writers in the field, from all around the world.


The winning work will receive the following prize: The if:book UK New Media Writing Prize: £1000 donated by if:book UK, where the winner may also be a student, i.e. satisfies point d. of clause 7.


• The Competition is free and open to any person whatever his/her age or nationality.

• they are 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.

• BU assumes that where an entrant is under 18, the entrant’s parents have consented to his/her entry in the Competition and his/her agreement to be bound by the Rules.


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.


• Friday November 27th 2020 12 noon UK time

• if a Student entry, by Friday 18th December 2020 12 noon UK time (Late entries will not be considered):

For more information visit the New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) 2020 (prize £1000)

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