2021 New Media Writing Prize (12th Annual)

We 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. Interactivity is a key element of new-media storytelling.

We are looking for creativity, so try to be imaginative to create an engaging story i.e. combining any number of media elements, such as words on a screen combined with images and video clips. New media writing can be created using a variety of tools i.e. a word processor, DV camera, social networking tools (i.e. Twitter), mobile phone/s, a scanner, Augmented Reality software Ė anything goes!

Criteria for all the categories:

Innovative use of new (digital) media/transmedia to create an engaging, satisfying fictional or non-fictional narrative, poem, or other story form.

* Ease of accessibility for the reader/viewer.
* Effective use of interactive elements.
* A great example of how new media can do things traditional media canít.
* The potential to reach out to a wide audience (i.e. not just specialist interest groups).

NB All entries in all categories must be in English.

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Series: 2021

Official Web site: http://newmediawritingprize.co.uk

Organizer(s): Jim Pope, Lyle Skains profile

Judge(s): See website

Award date: January 20, 2022

Qualification opening date: July 1, 2021

Qualification closing date: November 26, 2021

Games and Awards

Main Prize

£1000, Sponsored by if:book

Student Prize

Subscription or creative writing course, sponsored by Writing Magazine

Journalism Prize

£500, Sponsored by FIPP Media

Opening Up Prize

£500, decided by "people's vote", sponsored by Wonderbox Digital

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