square copyTHE DOT AWARD for 2016

The Dot Award is an annual prize sponsored by if:book UK for a writer of fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry using the web in imaginative and collaborative ways.

The prize is £500, support from if:bookUk in developing your idea, and an invitation to speak at the 2018 New Media Writing Prize awards ceremony (via Skype if overseas) about how your work has developed since receiving the prize.

The prize will be awarded for a project idea which in the judges’ opinion shows promise and practicability – it should be a project that we can see being developed, completed and functional by the end of 2017. We are looking for projects which don’t need to be technically complex but do create original and exciting literary work inspired by the affordances of the web, blogs, apps, social media etc. Chris Meade and if:book UK will liaise with the winner to support the project.

If:book UK is a charitable company exploring the future of the book and digital possibilities for literature. As well as funding the prize for the overall best new-media narrative, we’ve set up the Dot Award in memory of writer and designer Dorothy Meade.

The judges are Chris Meade, writer and founder of if:book, artist and play designer Hattie Coppard, teacher and Literacy Consultant Jo Klaces,  and George Palmer, Head of Communications at the Arvon Foundation.

Deadline: same as NMWP, i.e. Wednesday November 30th 2016 12 noon GMT

To enter email the following information to chris@ifbook.co.uk




No more than 300 words on yourself and the digital projects you’ve done:

No more than 300 words on the project/area of work you plan to develop in the coming year, and who you think the Award will help you:

1 or 2 links to your work online: