MEDEA Awards Presentation Sally Reynolds
This is a presentation of the MEDEA awards that was held by Sally Reynolds during a Polish worksop on webinars, 28-29 July 2011. It was organised by Management Observatory Foundation (Poland) in the context of MEDEA2020 project
Gene Screen BC
Gene Screen BC (GSBC) is an annual competition that honours short videos that educate, inform and excite secondary students, the public and healthcare professionals about the role of genetics and genomics in human health. The 2011 theme for instance was “Education”, targeted towards those interested in creating short films aimed at educating students in grades 8 to 12 about any topic related to the role of genetics and genomics in human health.
It was first organised in 2010 and the submitted videos that rank highest are added to an online video gallery, so definitely worth to take a look at: http://www.genescreenbc.com/videos-2/videos
HeSCA Media Festivals
HeSCA Media Festivals are an international forum for health sciences media promoted by the Health and Science Communications Association. Their goal is to showcase and recognize individuals and organizations whose works represent the very best in health sciences media production.
A select number of the productions entered in the competition are presented prestigious awards at special ceremonies held in conjunction with the HeSCA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, in Arizona. The Festivals are divided into categories based upon media format and intended audience. For the Video Festival there are six categories: Curriculum Based Education, Continuing Education, Patient Education, General Health Information, Marketing, and Public Service Announcements (PSA) / Medical Health Reports (MHR).
EQUNET intends to represent a thematic hub where institutions and individuals working on Higher Education and peers working on equity-assurance can meet, exchange knowledge, and shape a more equitable future for European universities, with an aim to increase access to Higher Education for all marginalised and non-traditional groups based on a principle of equity. With the help of European Commission funding under the Lifelong Learning Programme, the project has brought together a consortium of renowned research organisations and stakeholder representatives to work on the project.
The network deals with:
- policy advocacy, by contributing to shaping EU and if possible national policies in its field
- dissemination and cross fertilisation, acting as a platform for mainstreaming and benchmarking of good practices at the Member states level;
- resources documentation, by supporting the creation of an open archive for equity-related documents and resources.
EquNet also organises an annual Conference and a Competition which awards photos, videos and/or written compositions that covers the topic of equity in higher education.
PLURAL+ Video Competition
PLURAL+ is a video competition organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations in cooperation with partners around the world that aims to involve youth in addressing the key challenges in their communities related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness.
You can register to view the 2009 entries which are included on the UNESCO audiovisual e-platform where you will also find a fascinating selection of programmes that really highlight the power of video in addressing core social questions around the globe.
The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
In recent years there has been remarkable interest in the creation and use of digital video and audio in education, boosted by the increasing impact of multimedia and video based websites and applications on the internet and mobile devices. Their pedagogical vision is clear: it is only when video and audio are routine components of education and online learning, that we will have an educational environment that reflects the media-rich world in which our learners now live.
There is a separate award for User-Generated Educational Media and for Professionally Produced Educational Media, as well as other categories.
Submissions are possible in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
The deadline is usually in September.
Sottodiciotto FilmFestival is the most important national festival dedicated to "young cinema", has always been a place of encounter and dialogue which aims to give visibility and promoting audiovisual products made by children as an expression of their initiative and creativity.
Promoted by the cultural association “Aiace Torino” and the Educational Department of the City of Turin. The aim was both to promote creativity among youngsters through presentation of works by under-18s, and to host a selection of works showing the world of the same age group, therefore becoming a reference for those who love the youth cinema of the past, present and especially the future.
Sottodiciotto FilmFestival è il più importante festival nazionale dedicato al "cinema giovane", è sempre stato un luogo di incontro e di dialogo che si propone di dare visibilità e di promuovere i prodotti audiovisivi realizzati dai bambini come espressione della loro iniziativa e creatività.
È promosso dall'associazione culturale "Aiace Torino" e il Dipartimento Educativo della Città di Torino. L'obiettivo era sia di promuovere la creatività tra i giovani, attraverso la presentazione di opere di minori di 18 anni, sia di ospitare una selezione di opere che mostrano il mondo della stessa fascia di età, diventando un punto di riferimento per chi ama il cinema giovane del passato, del presente e soprattutto del futuro.
• national award and event dedicated to cinema production created by children, teenagers, and young adults at school (which compete in the sections of the national competition film products for schools), and independent works created by under-18s, the cinema workers of tomorrow (which compete in the national extra-school competition products for under-18);
• special programmes and showings, workshops, seminars, and prestigious guests.
• archive of all the previous editions
FÍS is an inter-related group of projects, for schools, community and development, all based on the power of digital storytelling. The web portal incorporates Eurocreator www.eurocreator.com and digitalcreator www.digitalcreator.ie.
Schools Digital Media Awards (SDMA)
The Schools Digital Media Awards (SDMA), previously named the Schools Video Awards (SVA), is an annual competition for teachers and students with several media categories such as audio and animation. SDMA is organised by the Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education and the School of Film and Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
This competition aims to achieve the following:
- provide students with a platform to express themselves creatively through different media - video, animation and audio
- provide teachers with a platform to engage in media production for educational purposes
- promote the values of teamwork and collaboration among students and teachers
- enhance the development of media literacy among students and teachers
The website also includes a few useful checklists and templates regarding legal issues such as IPR and filming in public: http://sdma.edumall.sg/sdma/slot/u140/sdma2012/resources.html.
There are also some video-editing workshops listed on the website: http://sdma.edumall.sg/sdma/slot/u140/sdma2012/workshops.html