New Media Writing Prize
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. To see the amazing spectrum of creativity we celebrate, please browse the shortlisters and winners from the past ten years, on this site.
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 other 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.