5th MEDEA Awards launched with invitation to submit entries online before 17 September 2012

Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 16:15

The organisers of the MEDEA Awards have just opened this year’s call for entries on the website medea-awards.com. Teachers, students, academics, support staff, producers and anyone who produces audiovisual media to support learning, are invited to submit their materials to the MEDEA Awards competition via the website.

The MEDEA Awards recognise and promote innovation and good practice in the use of digital moving images and sound in education, as well as excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources. This includes the creation and use of video in the classroom.

This year’s main awards are the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media 2012 and the MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media 2012. In addition, there will be a Special Prize for European Collaboration in the creation of Educational Media 2012 supported by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme and a Special Prize for Educational Media Encouraging Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 that is being organised in collaboration with the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. An additional Special MEDEA Jury 2012 Prize may also be awarded at the discretion of the MEDEA jury.

Submission Deadline Closing 17 September 2012
Entry forms are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish while entry materials are invited in any language. Entry to this competition is free and prizes of hardware and/or software will be awarded along with the MEDEA Statuette and commemorative medals.

All finalists will be invited to take part in the Media & Learning Conference 2012 in Brussels which includes the MEDEA Awards Ceremony. This conference, being organised in collaboration with the Flemish Ministry of Education, will take place 14-15 November in the Flemish Ministry of Education Headquarters in Brussels.