The MEDEA Awards competition is about recognising, encouraging and rewarding excellence and creativity in media in education. MEDEA aims to highlight the educational environments that reflect the media-rich world in which our learners live nowadays.
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. The 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. 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.
Categories of submission
* Educational media produced by teachers, students, learners, parents, professors, individual or organisational representatives in higher education / adult education / vocational education & training, secondary education or primary education
Video and media creators, without a professional background in the creation of audiovisual media for education or training, without access to expensive professional hardware or software, who are not paid specifically to produce media materials.
* Educational media produced by a professional company or semi-professional production unit
Professional producers and creators are people that are trained in a formal or non formal way to create and produce media, or they have a significant amount of experience with producing and creating multimedia. They are normally paid for producing media materials as it is their main profession, whether they are working under a permanent contract or as a freelancer.
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The judges who evaluate entries to the MEDEA Awards recognise the primary role of effective and innovative educational design in the use of moving images with learners. This means that they will be looking first and foremost for materials and approaches that demonstrate original and successful use of media with learners to achieve clearly defined educational outcomes. Please click here for the criteria.
Please also check the terms and conditions.
How to participate
In order to participate, you need to log in with your MEDEA account. The deadline is 31 July 2010.
For more information, please visit the official website.