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The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP)

Entries must be received by Friday November 27th 2020 12 noon UK time.

If a Student entry, by Friday 18th December 2020 12 noon UK time.

The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) showcases exciting and inventive stories and poetry that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. This international event is now in its 11th 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 storytelling. 

The NMWP has attracted entries from the very best and most innovative writers in the field, from all around the world.


The winner receives £1,000 donated by if: book UK.


  • Anyone can apply. Whether you’re a student, a professional, an artist, a writer, a developer, a designer, or an enthusiast, the competition is open to all.

  • It’s also an international competition, open to all outside the UK.

  • Entries do need to be in English.


  • 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.


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