NIHR New Media Competition

Round 6 of the NIHR New Media Competition is now closed

Round 6 of the NIHR New Media competition is now closed and judging will soon commence. To help with this we have arranged screening events in three locations and asked members of the public to attend and help us choose the short list. 

The winners will be announced at the end of June 2016.

Screenings were held in:

York - Wednesday 6 April 2016 7.30pm,  City Screen Basement Bar

Sheffield - Monday 9 May 2016 7:00pm, Showroom Cinema

Teignmouth, Devon - Friday 13 May 2016 8:00pm. Oystercatcher Café

All the entries from this and previous rounds can be viewed

What we are looking for 

In this round, there is only one category of the competition plus an additional special prize. The main category is "Raising awareness of your research". We are looking for films that have been made specifically for the competition and explain clearly why the research is important, how it is being done and any impacts that have already arisen or may happen.

We are not looking for corporate films promoting research centres or films made for patient recruitment into studies. These are not eligible unless they meet the criteria above and also the film time limit of 2 min.

This year's Special Prize is for the film that shows how public involvement (not only participation) has been embedded into a research project and how it made a difference.

We would like the public to help us choose the short list and therefore are holding three screening events for people to come along and join in with the discussion.

About the New Media Competition

If you are involved in NIHR Research (as a researcher, a patient or a member of the public) and are interested in communicating this research, then the NIHR New Media Competition is a great opportunity for you. 

The NIHR New Media Competition enables you to:

  • Communicate the clinical/applied health/social care research that you are involved in
  • Enthuse audiences about the research that you are involved in (the target audience may be for example patients, researchers, colleagues, your friends and family, children, the elderly, the general public)
  • Get creative and use your media skills to get the NIHR message about research out.
  • Win prizes


You should be either:

  • a member of the NIHR Faculty
  • have recently completed your NIHR funded research
  • a patient/member of the public involved in NIHR research

Help and ideas for your PPI entry

We have produced a short video to help you with your entries for this year's special prize:


Previous Winners

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