The future of
the ‘written’ word

The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) showcases exciting and inventive stories and poetry that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. This international event is now in its 11th year. The NMWP encourages and promotes the best in new media writing and is leading the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling. 

The NMWP has attracted entries from the very best and most innovative writers in the field, from all around the world. For the 2019 competition we awarded four prizes: The if:book UK New Media Writing Prize, the Unicorn Student Award, the Dot Award, and the Future Journalism Award. 

For 2020, look out for all the news here, and in our social media.

An International Award for Digitally-Born Writing

2019 winners announced!

The New Media Writing Prize is currently closed to entries. The 2019 shortlists and winners have been announced and you can explore our archive of past shortlists and winners here. Thank you to everyone who submitted work. 

If you’re intending to submit to the Prize in 2020, be sure to check out the Competition Rules. It’s also a good idea to check out the FAQs to make sure your creative output fits our competition criteria.