The 1st International Citizen Media Award intends to honor tremendous work in the field of citizen media and its products in the categories VIDEO, AUDIO and INTERNET that have been created by private, non-commercial producers
1st International Citizen Media Award 2011
The 1st International Citizen Media Award intends to honor tremendous work in the field of citizen media and its products in the categories VIDEO, AUDIO and INTERNET that have been created by private, non-commercial producers. The award distinguishes the dedication of these European, national and international producers and their reporting concerning locally, regionally, globally and socially relevant topics.
At the same time this prize should support the commitment of citizens, volunteers and activists to get involved in the development and setup of an active civil society.
The jury awards the prize in the following categories:
- Video (individual product, short movie, movie in a television broadcast, video podcast, etc.)
- Audio (individual product, radio spot in a radio broadcast, podcast, etc.)
- Internet (homepage, blog, portal, etc.)
3 prizes per category:
- 1st prize: 1000 € – trophy – certificate
- 2nd prize: Participation in an international media camp or media seminar – certificate
- 3rd prize: Digital photo camera – certificate
The competition is worldwide open for single participants, groups, associations, civil initiatives, school classes and especially for producers, actors and editorial teams in the field of citizen media work.
Content of products
The topic for the 2011 award is: POVERTY
Poverty is a worldwide problem which shows up in several facets. There are differences in the understanding of “poverty”. In industrial states poverty is interpreted different than in less developed countries. There are also different personal and social views and strategies to overcome poverty. Tendered products should medially present the different types of poverties as well as different ways to get out of it. The personal dedication of the producers is in the forefront of the jury’s interest.
Beside the personal interest, quality, medial implementation, activity, authenticity, extent and relevance of research, design elements and innovativeness are relevant. Special features of the products in the different categories (genres) will be especially considered by the jury.
Applications can be send postally in the form of a CD, DVD, MiniDV cassette or an USB flash drive. Alternatively links to portals can be sent, where the audio and video productions can be downloaded permanently. Furthermore the possibility of uploading audio and video products up to the website www.europeanweb.tv is also given. There you can find instructions how to do so in the accordant rubric. Concerning internet projects a link adress is enough.