The 1st International Citizen Media Award

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.

The 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.

Type and quantity of products
There can be send products that have been created between March 2010 and the end of July 2011. Every participant/ group can only sent one product per category. They should not exceed a running time of 20 minutes.

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

Deadline: 30 July 2011

Applications sent afterwards will not be considered at all.

Send to:

Bürgermedienzentrum Bennohaus
Keyword: 1st International Citizen Media Award 2011
Bennostr. 5
48155 Münster

Application mails / Uploads sent after the deadline will also not be considered at all.

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