New Media Writing Prize 2019 – International Award for Innovative Writers

New Media Writing Prize 2019 – International Award for Innovative Writers

Deadline: November 22, 2019/December 13, 2019 (Student entry)

Entries are invited for the New Media Writing Prize 2019. 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 prize is now in its 10th year.

The prize 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. For the 2019 competition there will be four prizes: The if:book UK New Media Writing Award, the Unicorn Student Award, the Dot Award, and the Digital Journalism Award.


The winning work, dependent upon which award it is eligible for, will receive one or more of the following prizes:

  • if:book UK New Media Writing Prize: £1000
  • Unicorn Training Student Award: £750
  • The Journalism Award: £tbc
  • The Dot Award: £500
  • The Skylab Innovation Award, £500


  • Open to any person irrespective of his/her age or nationality
  • The organiser assumes that where an entrant is under 18, the entrant’s parents have consented to his/her entry in the Competition and his/her agreement to be bound by the Rules
  • It is possible for one person to submit more than one entry provided each entry is submitted separately. It is possible for several persons to submit a joint entry provided one entrant is identified as the main contact.


Each entry should contain the following information within the text of the entry email:

  • Title of the work;
  • 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;
  • Entrant’s short autobiography (50-100 words). For joint entries, all entrants must provide their autobiographies.
  • Entrants who wish to submit a work for the Unicorn Student Award must provide a proof of identity which should be displayed in the body of the entry email, e.g. a scan copy of entrant’s Student Union ID card or university enrolment number, which will be authenticated at the organizer’s discretion
  • No attachments will be accepted. The email may contain links but may not contain footnotes or formatted text.

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