Some great news – our documentary project “Will to Win”, about Lithuanian paralympians won a Gorkana Award for international digital journalism in New Media Writing Prize 2016 Competition. The Competition is organised by Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation (“BU”) through The Faculty of Media and Communication.
Event organiser Jim Pope said: “2016 has seen yet another brilliant set of shortlisted pieces and worthy winners. We have had entries from all around the world, and the winners come from Canada, Spain, the UK, Lithuania, and Greece – so truly an international event. With £5,500 in prize money this year, the event is clearly expanding in reach and status and we look forward to the 2017 round ”.
The New Media Writing Prize showcases exciting and inventive stories that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. This international prize is now in its 7th 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. In the past six years, the NMWP has attracted entries from the very best and most innovative writers in the field. For the 2016 competition there will be four prizes: The Main Prize, the Student Prize, the Dot Award, and the Gorkana Journalism Awards.