The 2021 Prize Judges


An Duc Ngyen

An Duc Ngyen

An Duc Ngyen is Professor of Journalism at Bournemouth University. A journalist-turned-academic, he has published substantial research into, among other things, the evolution of digital journalism and its audiences since the early 1990s. He has served as a judge for several national and international journalism awards, the most recent one being the Statistical Excellence in Journalism Award of the UK’s Royal Statistical Society ... Read More
Dan Hett

Dan Hett

Dan Hett is an award-winning writer, artist and games developer from Manchester, whose career has taken him through building creative technology and artwork for the likes of Havas, the BBC, Sky, TATE and the Open Data Institute, with his artwork touring as far afield as Karachi, Seattle and Buenos Aires. He’s also the creative director and founder of independent games studio PASSENGER, who recently released their first large-scale work CLOSED HANDS – an interactive fiction project ... Read More
Dr Brad Gyori

Dr Brad Gyori

Dr Brad Gyori (AKA Bradford G) is Principal Academic in Digital Storytelling at Bournemouth University, UK. An American writer, director and designer with a background in TV production, he is the program leader for the MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. He also teaches journalism students how to make interactive documentaries. Gyori has worked as a writer-producer for such networks as MTV, VH1, E!, FX and HBO. He was the head writer of the Emmy ... Read More
Dr Dalia Elsheik

Dr Dalia Elsheik

Dr Dalia Elsheikh is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Digital Storytelling. She is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Before joining academia, she worked as a journalist for more than fifteen years. She is a member of the UK National Union of Journalists. She is the author of the Palgrave Macmillan book “Campaign Professionalism during Egypt’s 2012 Presidential Election” ... Read More
Jonathan Telfer

Jonathan Telfer

Jonathan Telfer is the editor of Writing Magazine, its associated website, www.writers-online.co.uk and the tablet/smartphone Writer’s App. He relishes nurturing and encouraging new talent and is in regular contact with writers of all levels, from absolute beginners to seasoned novelists. He is directly responsible for publishing over 75,000 words every month – not all his own! – and reckons to have written well over 1 million published words during his two-and-a-bit decades in publishing ... Read More
Kenneth Sanchez

Kenneth Sanchez

Kenneth Sanchez is an award-winning Peruvian journalist with experience in multimedia cross-platform reporting, research, and content creation. He worked for over a year at KMTV, a local TV station based in Kent and is currently working as a curator in Comité de Lectura, a Peruvian-based media organization. He received three national awards in 2020 for his in-depth investigation on Venezuelan immigration in Peru, including the New Media Writing Prize and the prestigious Amnesty Media Award ... Read More
Lisa Gee

Lisa Gee

Lisa Gee is a Research Associate on the Ego-Media Project at Kings College London and a post-doctoral researcher at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. She has recently completed her PhD in Digital Writing by Practice at Bath Spa University and is an author and editor ... Read More
Lyle Skains

Lyle Skains

Lyle Skains researches and teaches Creative Digital Writing and Science Communication, conducting practice-based research into writing, reading/playing, publishing digital and transmedia narratives, and how these can be used for health and science communication. Her recent digital fiction includes No World 4 Tomorrow for the You & CO2 project, and Only, Always, Never for the Infectious Storytelling project; both works were designed to effect social change. She is the founder of Wonderbox Digital, a marketplace for digital fiction, aiming to explore innovations ... Read More
Lynda Clark

Lynda Clark

Lynda Clark is a Research Fellow in Narrative & Play at the University of Dundee’s InGAME (Innovation in Games and Media Enterprise) project. Her research is primarily practice-based and focuses on technology and tools for writers. Her interactive work The Memory Archivist was shortlisted for the 2019 New Media Writing Prize and won the British Library Labs Artistic Award. Dreaming in Quantum, her short story collection containing many stories inspired by and drawing on techniques ... Read More
Mez Breeze

Mez Breeze

In the early 1990’s Mez first started using the Internet to create digital works and she hasn’t slowed since. From those heady days of the 90’s she’s continued to create award-winning digital literature, games, and other genre-defying output as well as teaching/mentoring, archiving, and supporting digital art and electronic literature. Her recent awards include ‘Inanimate Alice: Perpetual Nomads’ winning the inaugural 2020 Readers’ Choice Prize as part of the 2020 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards, while ... Read More
Sylkia J. Cartagena

Sylkia J. Cartagena

Sylkia J. Cartagena is Editor at FIPP – Connecting Global Media. She’s been working in the media industry for 15 years now and has a keen interest in all things innovation, especially in storytelling and tech. Sylkia holds a Master’s Degree in Communication for the Fashion and Beauty Industries from Vogue and the University Carlos III in Madrid. Previous to FIPP, she worked for five years in Consumer Marketing at Condé Nast Spain and spent ... Read More