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BERKELEY, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
The Pearson Foundation and digital publisher Atavist announced details of the first annual Digital Storymakers Award, to be presented to new emerging writers and visual artists whose work makes use of new forms of nonfiction digital narrative. Beginning with the new year, high school, college, and graduate students will be invited to enter multimedia works that explore the exciting possibilities of digital authoring and electronic publishing.
The launch of the annual award program was recently announced by Atavist cofounder Evan Ratliff at the East Meets West Conference at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. The conference was a gathering of top editors, as well as an audience of 60 talented, veteran writers.
Awards will be given in the three groups -- high school, college, and graduate students -- and will consist of cash prizes in addition to publication in a Digital Storymakers Award app. Grand Prize winners will also be invited to take part in a digital storytelling workshop given by Atavist editors and guest authors. All entrants will be given free access to Atavist authoring tools for the creation of digital stories.