• awards evening schedule

    We made a little mistake in the Evenbrite page: the timings are 6pm prompt start and 8.30 pm finish, with buffet and drinks after. Hopefully, you’ll be staying on for a while anyway, after the speeches and the awards, to network, eat, drink, and discuss all the cool entries.

  • Vote for your favourite in the People’s Prize

    Remember, everyone gets a chance to choose their favourite New Media story for 2015: the piece with the most public votes will win the People’s prize, £500 donated by Sea Salt Learning. Check out the shortlist then follow the link to the voting page.  

  • 2015 competition now closed for entries in all categories

    We are now closed, and the entries are being considered by our judges. We will announce the shortlist soon: look out for announcements here and on Facebook. If you would like to attend the awards evening on Weds Jan 20th in Bournemouth, please follow the link and register for a place. It’s free, and is […]

  • New Media Writing prize now closed for 2015 entries: BUT students have until Dec 11th midday GMT!

    We are now closed for new submissions into the main category – but STUDENTS have until Friday December 11th, midday Greenwich Mean Time, to submit their entries. Please be aware that students can enter for the Dot award too, so please do look through the website to see the requirements. The prizes are terrific! £3000 […]

  • Sea Salt Learning to sponsor the People’s Prize!

    We are excited to announce a new sponsor, SeaSalt Learning, who are offering £500 for the People’s Prize. SeaSalt’s CEO Julian Stodd will be on our main judging panel too. Julian has taken a keen interest in the competition since its inception and wanted to be involved in 2015: welcome aboard!

  • NEW FOR 2015!

    We are delighted to announce that we have a NEW award for 2015, the Dot Award, donated by Chris Meade at if:book UK. This award is aimed at encouraging a writer/artist/coder/whatever! to develop a new project. The prize is £500, and an invitation to speak at the New Media Writing Prize awards evening in 2017, to […]

  • 2014 awards evening

    The awards evening for the 2014 prizes is on Weds Jan 21st, 6pm, at Bournemouth University. We have great speakers from the world of new-media storytelling, plus we’ll showcase and announce the winners. If you’d like to come, we’d love to see you. Just register for free at: http://newmediawritingprizeawards.eventbrite.co.uk/ We will be in Kimmeridge House […]

  • 2014 competition closed

    The New Media Writing prize for 2014 is now closed for entries – the shortlists for the Main prize and the Student prize will be announced very soon. The awards evening is on Wednesday January 21st, at Bournemouth University. All are welcome to attend – there will be speakers from the world of digital writing, plus […]

  • Interview with A New Media Writer: Mez Breeze

    Please introduce yourself to the NMWP audience. Hi All. I’m Mez Breeze, otherwise known as Netwurker, Netwurker Mez, Gossama or a string of other avatar names, including “ms post modemism ” and “aeon”. I’ve been working with[in] the genre of new media [as one of the early practitioners in the field] for a while now, […]

  • A Whole Other Layer

    Read this excellent piece on the NMWP, by journalist, writer and academic, Lisa Gee. Really gives you a great sense of the excitement the competition generates, and the range of new writing we promote.