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The New Media Writing Prize

The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP)

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Applications call for the New Media Writing Prize (NMWP)

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.


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

Application Information

Each entry should contain the following information within the text of the online form:

  • Title of the work.
  • Entrant’s contact details: name, email address, telephone number, and postal address. For joint entries, all entrants’ contact details must be provided with the identification of the main entrant for contact purposes.
  • Access details, eg URL. If an app, we will need 6 free access codes for the judges.
  • Entrant’s short autobiography (50-100 words). For joint entries, all entrants must provide their autobiographies.
  • Student entrants must provide proof of identity which should be copied into the entry form, in the short biography section, e.g. a scanned copy of the entrant’s Student Union ID card or university enrolment number, which will be authenticated at the organizer’s discretion.
  • No attachments will be accepted. The email may contain links but may not contain footnotes or formatted text.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline12 September,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe New Media Writing
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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