Attend the 2016 Awards Evening

The New Media Writing Prize showcases exciting and inventive stories that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. This international prize is now in its 7th year. 

The prize encourages and promotes the best in new media writing and is leading the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling. In the past six years, the NMWP has attracted entries from the very best and most innovative writers in the field. For the 2016 competition there will be four prizes: The Main Prize, the Student Prize, the Dot Award, and the Gorkana Journalism Awards.


The Main Prize for 2015 was awarded to High Muck A Muck: Playing Chinese

The High Muck A Muck Collective are: Nicola Harwood, Fred Wah, Jin Zhang, Bessie Wapp and Thomas Loh.
The People’s Prize was won by two.5 for Recollections: 12 Vignettes of Lashihai  two.5 are Viccy Adams and Samantha Silver.
The Student Prize went to Shaun Hickman for Kindred
And, for the first year, the Dot Award was presented to J.R. Carpenter for her idea for her interactive project about the wind and the weather. We will feature JR’s progress on the project over the coming months.

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The High Muck A Muck Collective talking to us from Canada

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Jim Pope running through the shortlisters

Shaun and Peter

Shaun Hickman (Student Prize winner) and Unicorn Training CEO, Peter Phillips

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Dot Award winner, JR Carpenter, and if:book UK boss, Chris Meade

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Viccy Adams speaking to us from Edinburgh


Chris Meade chairing the Q and A with Andy Campbell, Chris Joseph, and Kate Pullinger

Attend the 2016 Awards Evening

View previous winners & shortlists