The New Media Writing Prize 2019 is open for entries

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The international award is for creative writing that makes innovative use of digital technology

 

The international award is for creative writing that makes innovative use of digital technology

All entries for the New Media Writing Prize 2019 should be storytelling (fiction or non-fiction) specifically created for delivery on the internet, a PC, a handheld device or a mobile phone. Interactivity should be a key element of new media writing.

The competition, now in its tenth year, is run by Bournemouth University in association with if:book UK and Unicorn Training. There are various categories and awards:

• Unicorn Student Traing Award: £750

• if:book UK New Media Writing Prize: £1,000

• The Journalism Award: prize TBC for innovative stories using factual material and featuring digital media.

• The Dot Award: £500 for a project idea

• The Skylab Innovation Award: £500 for entries built and published in Genarrator. This prize celebrates the 10th anniversary of the New Media Writing Prize.

Entry is free.

The closing date is 22 November and 13 December for student entries.

For full details see the website.

 

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