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trAce and Writers for the Future are pleased to announce the winners of the New Media Article Writing Competition. The judges were Randy Adams, Associate Editor at trAce; Sue Thomas, founder and Artistic Director of trAce; and Tim Wright, trAce's Digital Writer-in-Residence. There were many worthy and intriguing entries,  and we would like to thank everyone who submitted articles to the competition. The original call for submissions can be viewed here. Winning entries will be published in the coming weeks on the trAce website.

There were three categories, four prizes and one honourable mention:

Review - A Bad Machine Made of Words by Nick Montfort

Opinion - Are cell phones new media? Hybrid communities and collective authorship, by Adriana de Souza e Silva

Process - Writing 4 Cyberformance, by Karla Ptacek & Helen Varley Jamieson

Editor's Choice - Show Me Your Context, Baby: My Love Affair with Blogs, by Kate Baggott

Honourable Mention - Postcards From Writing, by Sally Pryor


Prize Money Offered by:
trAce and Writers for the Future, a project for NESTA managed by the trAce Online Writing Centre at The Nottingham Trent University.

Writers for the Future is a project for NESTA managed by the trAce Online Writing Centre at The Nottingham Trent University. Writers for the Future explores innovative ways of writing using the internet, and provides criteria for best practice in the emerging genre of new media writing.

Founded in 1995, trAce connects writers and readers around the world in real and virtual space. We promote an accessible and inclusive approach to the internet with the focus on creativity, collaboration and training. This is where writers meet to experiment, create new work, and expand the potential of the global literary community. Membership is free.