This international event is now in its 12th 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 interactive storytelling.
The NMWP has attracted entries from the very best and most innovative writers in the field, from all around the world.
We are looking for good storytelling (fiction or non-fiction) written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on a PC or Mac, the web, or a hand-held device such as an iPad or mobile phone.
It could be a short story, novel, poem, narrative game, documentary, or transmedia work using words, images, film, or animation with audience interaction. Interactivity is a key element of new-media storytelling.
We are looking for creativity, so try to be imaginative to create an engaging story i.e. combining any number of media elements, such as words on a screen combined with images and video clips. New media writing can be created using a variety of tools i.e. a word processor, DV camera, social networking tools (i.e. Twitter), mobile phone/s, a scanner, Augmented Reality software – anything goes!
Criteria for all the categories:
Innovative use of new (digital) media/transmedia to create an engaging, satisfying fictional or non-fictional narrative, poem, or another story form.
Ease of accessibility for the reader/viewer.
Effective use of interactive elements.
A great example of how new media can do things traditional media can’t.
The potential to reach out to a wide audience (i.e. not just specialist interest groups).
NB All entries in all categories must be in English.
How to Apply
Each entry for any of our Prizes should be submitted via the online form.
Each entry should contain an active URL for the judges to access your work. However, if your entry is for viewing on a mobile phone, wearable, or other electronic devices, please provide clear instructions on how to view your piece.
Each entry should contain the following information within the text of the entry form:
a. title of the work; clear access details, including, eg, URL, download instructions, app access code if required (if an access code is needed for an app, we require 6 free codes, for the judges)
b. entrant’s contact details: name, email address, telephone number, and postal address. For joint entries, all entrants’ contact details must be provided with identification of the main entrant for contact purposes;
c. entrant’s short autobiography (50-100 words). For joint entries, all entrants must provide their autobiographies.
d. entrants who wish to submit as students must provide a proof of identity which should be copied into the entry form in the short biography section, e.g. a scan copy of entrant’s Student Union ID card or university enrolment number, which will be authenticated at the organiser’s discretion.
Deadline: November 26th, 2021 12 noon, UK time.
For more information and application, visit the official website of the New Media Writing Prize 2021.