Evens Prize for Media Education 2017
Apply now for the Evens Prize for Media Education: “A critical attitude to the media”
This call for entries focuses on developing a critical attitude to the media. Today, young people are extremely vulnerable to manipulation by the media. Within the constant stream of media messages (24-hr news cycle, endless feeds on social media platforms, specialist sites, etc), false and manipulative information is no exception. From all sides of the ideological spectrum, false media messages are constructed and distributed to influence thoughts, opinions and even behavior. On top of that, there is an increasing number of online hatemongers whose main objective it is to polarize society into competitive or even enemy groups, with growing extremism and radicalization as a worrisome result.
The prize aims at all European initiatives that creatively address these issues, together with the target group of young people. Given the inherent, well-documented limits of formal education, which do not meet the needs of learners in certain socio-economic groups or geographic locations, or due to language and social barriers, this call focuses exclusively on projects in informal or non-formal learning contexts.
Criteria and guidelines can be found in the “Call for Submissions”. Project proposals must be submitted along with the “Application Form”, before 30th September 2016. Both documents are available for download at the bottom of this page. An external international jury will assess all the proposals and select the laureate(s). The winner(s) will be invited to the Award Ceremony during the next Media Meets Literacy conference on 21-22 September 2017 in Sarajevo. The prize money of 25,000€ can be used to further develop their project.