The 2020 competition is open!

The 2020 New Media Writing prize is open!

A little later than usual, but we are open for entries.

Please read the following details carefully before sending your entries.

  1. Enter via the entry form at This is the only way to enter.
  2. This year, there is only ONE category, the if:book UK New Media Writing prize. You can enter fiction, poetry, journalism, games, anything as long as it is interactive and makes use of digital media. We especially encourage student work and we will give special consideration to entries from students at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  3. There is one award this year, of £1000, for the winner.
  4. There will be commendations for any shortlisted work the judges feel is deserving of a special mention.
  5. Please go to FAQs for more details about what the judges are looking for.
  6. 6. Make sure you read the competition rules.