Call for entries for new media contest

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 judges will be looking for the following:

  1. Innovative use of new (digital) media/transmedia to create an engaging, satisfying narrative, or poem, or as-yet-unspecified form. Fiction or non-fiction.
  2. Ease of accessibility for the reader/viewer.
  3. Effective use of interactive elements.
  4. A great example of how new media can do things traditional media can’t.
  5. The potential to reach out to a wide audience (i.e. not just specialist interest groups).


The overall winner will receive GBP1,000 (US$1,341). The student winner will receive a three-month work placement at the e-learning company Unicorn Training in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. There will also be the Gorkana Journalism Award and the Dot Award.


The general deadline is Nov. 24. The deadline for students is Dec. 15.


For more information and to apply, visit the official website.