New media contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in Digital Journalism

Students, bloggers, artists and writers can submit their innovative storytelling to a contest.

The Media School at Bournemouth University is accepting entries for its New Media Writing Prize (NMWP).

NMWP is looking for innovative and interactive storytelling (fiction or nonfiction) 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, documentary or poem using words, images, film or animation with audience interaction.

The winner of the if:book UK New Media Award will receive GBP1,000 (US$1,214). The student winner will receive GBP750 (US$910) from Unicorn Training. There will also be the Gorkana Journalism Award, worth GBP750 (US$607), the Dot Award, which includes GBP500 (US$657) and development support, and the new Skylab Innovation Award, a GBP500 prize celebrating innovative use of the Genarrator platform.

The general deadline is Nov. 22. The deadline for students is Dec. 13.