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 6th 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 five years, the NMWP has attracted entries from the very best and most innovative writers in the field.

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

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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

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

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The New Media Writing Prize awards team

The Main Prize for 2014 went to Samantha Gorman and Danny Canizzarro for PRY.

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The PRY team, speaking via Skype from San Diego

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Herm Holland receiving the Student Prize from Peter Phillips, CEO of  Unicorn Training.

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Jason Nelson, winner of the People’s Prize, speaking from Brisbane.