• New Media Prize winner shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards

    JR Carpenter’s The Gathering Cloud has been shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards, in the ‘wildcard’ category. In case you aren’t aware,  Sabotage Reviews was founded in 2010 by Claire Trévien to provide dynamic commentary and reviews of small-scale and ephemeral literature that might not otherwise receive such critical and public attention. The focus is on […]

  • Author Jamie Paddock talks about his 2016 Student Prize-winning narrative

    The Dying Mind deals with a student’s struggle to come to terms with their sexuality, their underlying and unknown mental health conditions, as well as the stress of starting university and living away from home for the first time. The piece raises awareness, not just to the wider issues of isolation, depression and suicide but […]

  • The 2016 Shortlists

    The judges have chosen the following pieces as their shortlists for 2016. Please follow the links to view these innovative and inspiring works. Remember that the prizes will be announced and presented on January 18th at the Awards Evening at Bournemouth University. If you want to attend the evening, please go to: Eventbrite For the […]

  • NMWP16 now closed for entries in all categories!

    The deadlines have all passed now. So, if you’ve entered, thank you very much, and we’ll be getting back to you soon. If you haven’t entered this year, do please look at all the great work and writers we showcase, and get involved in 2017!

  • Interview with JR Carpenter – winner of the 2015 Dot Award

    Check out this really interesting interview with our first Dot Award winner, J.R. Carpenter: http://www.northeastofnorth.com/neon-speaks-jr-carpenter/ Remember that J.R. will be speaking at our awards ceremony on Weds January 18th 2017, at Bournemouth University. Tickets will be available in January (free but you need to book)

  • Student Prize winner completes 12-week internship

    AWARD WINNING ELEARNING COMPANY OFFER INTERN FULL TIME ROLE TO NEW MEDIA WRITING PRIZE WINNER Our 2015 Student Prize winner has just completed his internship, and has had a brilliantly successful time, as this piece explains: “We’re so impressed, we’d like to define a permanent role for you here.” Those were the words Shaun Hickman […]

  • ‘Opening Up Digital Fiction’ Writing Competition

    If you’re entering the New Media Writing Prize 2016, you might also be interested in a new competition to discover the best “popular” digital fiction: digital fiction that appeals to mainstream audiences. The prize categories are: Judges’ Prize People’s Choice Welsh Language Prize* Student Prize Children’s Story Prize (*Welsh language entries are eligible for all […]

  • Announcing a new award for 2016!

    We are delighted to announce that we are launching a new award for this year’s competition: the Gorkana Journalism Award. This prize is sponsored by Gorkana, the international journalism, PR and media database/agency. This is a massive opportunity for journalists across the world to gain recognition for innovative, digital-interactive news storytelling, and we are excited to […]

  • Focus on the 2015 Dot Award

    The Dot Award was created and donated by Chris Meade and if:book UK. The prize is £500 and development support, and we were delighted that the very first award went to JR Carpenter. JR is a highly original, unique writer/artist in the field of digital storytelling, and has previously been shortlisted for the New Media […]

  • The 2015 prizes have been awarded!

    The Main Prize for 2015 was awarded to High Muck A Muck 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 […]