New Media Writing Prize – Win Chance to Work at Unicorn for 3 Months!
Open to anyone, including all outside the UK, the New Media Writing Prize 2013 encourages writers working with new media to showcase their skills. It also aims to provoke discussion and raise awareness of new-media writing, the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling.
Judges 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, documentary or poem using words, images, film or animation with audience interaction. Interactivity is a key element of new-media storytelling.
Creativity is king, 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 – anything goes!
The winner of the Best Student prize will land three-month work placement at Unicorn Training, in Dorset, UK, being paid £250 a week. The timing of the placement will be negotiated between the winner and Unicorn.
Unicorn is an award-winning, creative and dynamic UK learning company. We have been at the forefront of financial services e-learning delivery for more than two decades and our mission is to create practical, engaging and intellectually-stimulating eLearning solutions that exceed the expectations of our clients.
As well as the Best Student award, there are prizes for Best Overall – £1,000 donated by if:book UK – and People’s Choice – £250 voted for by the reading public.
The closing date for entries for the Student prize is Friday 13 December at 12pm GMT. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to the awards ceremony on 22 January 2014 where the winner will be announced.
An esteemed panel of judges will select winning entries which will be published on high profile new media web-hub, The Literary Platform, the Bournemouth University website and will be showcased at the Awards Ceremony.
The judges are: Joanna Ellis, Associate Director at The Literary Platform; Chris Meade, writer and founder of if:book UK; Dan Franklin, Digital Publisher at the Random House Group in the UK; James Pope, author and competition organiser. For full details on what we are looking for, and how to enter, please visit the New Media Writing Prize website.
For full details on how to get involved visit www.newmediawritingprize.co.uk