New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) 2020 for digitally-Born Writing (£1,000 prize)

Competition Grant / Award in Art and Humanities , in Education and Languages
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  • Apply Before : November 27, 2020
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 76191

Opportunity Description


The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) entries are now open. This writing prize is an international prize that recognizes exciting and innovative stories and poetry that integrate various formats, platforms, and digital media. Furthermore, the NMWP inspires and promotes the best in new media writing and leads the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling.

So, if you are a writer, poet, or storyteller, this is the right opportunity for you to enter an international competition and submit your digitally-born writing.


Application deadlines

Entries must be submitted by November 27, 2020 (12 noon, UK time), and

If a student submits an entry, the deadline is 18 December 2020 (12 noon, UK time)

Organizer: Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation (“BU”) through the Faculty of Media and Communication.

Prize and benefit

The successful applicants will receive the following prize: The if: book UK New Media Writing Prize: £1000 donated by if: book UK.

Eligibility criteria

  • The competition is free and open to any person, whatever his/her age or nationality, a student, a professional, an artist, a writer, a developer, a designer, or an enthusiast.
  • Where an entrant is under 18, the entrant’s parents have to consent to his/her entry in the Competition and his/her agreement to be bound by the Rules.
  • One person can submit more than one entry provided that each entry is submitted separately.
  • Several persons can submit a joint entry providing that one entrant is identified as the main contact point.
  • Entries must be in English.
  • All work entered in the Competition must be original material.

How to apply for the NMWP award?

You can submit your application online.

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Each entry should include the following information within the text of the online form:

  1. title of the work.
  2. Entrant’s contact details: name, email address, telephone number, and postal address.
  3. Access details, e.g., URL. If an app, the organizer will need 6 free access codes for the judges.
  4. Entrant’s short autobiography (50-100 words). For group entries, all entrants must provide their autobiographies.
  5. Student entrants must provide evidence of identity, which should be copied into the entry form in the short biography section, e.g., a scanned copy of the entrant’s Student Union ID card or university enrolment number, which will be authenticated at the organizer’s discretion.
  6. No attachments will be accepted.

All queries regarding the competition rules should be addressed to [email protected].

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