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Express Media Young Writers Innovation Prize 2014 winners announced

Express Media has announced the winners of its 2014 Young Writers Innovation Prize.

Now in its second year, the prize funds innovative projects in the fields of literature and publishing.

Betanarratives has won the first prize of $5000. Betanarratives invites writers and artists to collaborate online using HTML5. It also invites audiences to consume narratives differently, ‘changing and controlling the literary landscape as they create their own story within it’.

Second place, worth $1000, went to Advicecomics. Described as a forum for youth to ‘seek answers about anything from heartbreaks to low self-esteem’, it encourages participants to provide answers to questions submitted via emails and ‘Ask boxes’ on Tumblr.

Third place, worth $500, went to For Jane. For Jane has a primary focus on narratives from African-Australian writers and will provide a community forum for African-Australian and non African-Australian writers to discuss multiculturalism, race and individuality.

The prize is open to writers aged 30 or under and is funded by the Copyright Agency. For more information, visit the Express Media website here.



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