Tuesday, 30 September 2014

New Media Writing Prize 2014

Bournemouth University’s Media School announces the fourth annual New Media Writing Prize, now open for entries

The competition encourages writers working with new media to showcase their skills. It also aims to provoke discussion and raise awareness of new-media writing, the future of the 'written' word and storytelling. The prize has three categories: Overall Winner, Best Student and the People’s Choice.

THE PRIZES ARE:
·       £1000, donated by if:book UK for the Overall Winner
·       a 3-month paid work-placement at top e-learning company, Unicorn Training, in Dorset, UK, for the Best Student
·       £250 for the People’s Choice, voted for by the reading public

The judging panel are looking for great storytelling (fiction or non-fiction) written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on a PC or Mac, 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 interactivity.

Whether you’re a student, a professional, or simply an enthusiast, anyone can apply. It's an international competition, open to all outside the UK.

The deadline is Friday November 28th at 12 noon GMT. Closing date for students is Friday December 12th at 12 noon GMT. Each entry should be submitted by email to entries@newmediawritingprize.co.uk

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to the awards ceremony on the 21st January 2015 where the winner will be announced. There will be substantial media coverage for the Awards, and winners will be given full acknowledgement in all press releases and related material.

An esteemed panel of judges will select winning entries which will be published on high profile new media web-hub, The Literary Platform, the Bournemouth University website and will be showcased at the Awards Ceremony.


For full details on what we are looking for, and how to enter, please visit the New Media Writing Prize website.

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