NIHR New Media Competition

Round 6 of the NIHR New Media Competition winners announced 

We are delighted to announce the winners of Round 6 of the New Media Competition:

Partnership for Sight” has been named as the overall winner of this year’s competition. The winning film explains NIHR Clinical Lecturer Dr Mariya Moosajee’s research into genetic eye disease. The film is told through the perspective of Matthew Murrell, who narrates the film and is a patient taking part in the study.

A special prize for the film which best demonstrated the positive impact of embedding patient and public involvement into a research project went to Bristol-based “The STAR Project”.

An extra “Highly Commended” honour was also awarded to NIHR Clinician Scientist Dr Emma Crosbie of the University of Manchester for her film about the "Womb Cancer Alliance".

Partnership for Sight

 The STAR Project

Womb Cancer Alliance

About Round 6

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

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

The winners were selected following public screenings in York, Sheffield and Teignmouth.

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

Previous Winners

Round 6 was the last round of the NIHR New Media Competition. The NIHR is still running a video competition through the NIHR Let's Get Digital Competition.