Evens Media Education Prize

The aim of the Evens Prize for Media Education was to increase media literacy - by raising critical awareness, which implies comprehension and cultural awareness, and by encouraging media creativity, both of which contribute to the development of highly aware, active and responsible citizens.

Every two years this Prize focused on a different, important topic related to contemporary media. The topics included media literacy of children, social media networks, visual literacy, critical attitude towards media.

The procedure comprised an open call launched in all the countries of the European Union and a first selection based on formal criteria, target group and general content of the submitted applications. All selected organizations were then visited by a staff member of the Evens Foundation and detailed visit reports were prepared for the international jury of experts who assessed all the proposals and selected the laureate(s).

The aim of the Evens Prize for Media Education was to increase media literacy - by raising critical awareness, which implies comprehension and cultural awareness, and by encouraging media creativity, both of which contribute to the development of highly aware, active and responsible citizens.

Every two years this Prize focused on a different, important topic related to contemporary media. The topics included media literacy of children, social media networks, visual literacy, critical attitude towards media.

The procedure comprised an open call launched in all the countries of the European Union and a first selection based on formal criteria, target group and general content of the submitted applications. All selected organizations were then visited by a staff member of the Evens Foundation and detailed visit reports were prepared for the international jury of experts who assessed all the proposals and selected the laureate(s).

2017

Zalab (Italy) and the Association for Communication and Media Culture (Croatia) won the Evens Prize for Media Education 2017 for their exciting approach to media literacy.

The fifth Evens Prize for Media Education, was focused on projects that help young people (aged 12 to 18) to develop a critical attitude to the media – to question, analyze and evaluate the media, in non-formal or informal learning contexts.

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2015

The Evens Prize for Media Education 2015 was awarded to the Dutch network organization Mediawijzer.net for its Media Masters. The Austrian Institute for Critical Digital Culture, Cracked Labs, was awarded the runner-up prize for its online game Data Dealer.

This time the Evens Prize for Media Education focused on an important and omnipresent domain within contemporary media: the social media networks. The title of this prize was Young People and Social Media: Meeting the Challenges – For projects that contribute to a wiser use of social media.

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2013

On 15 November 2013 the third Evens Prize for Media Education was awarded to the Italian organisation Centro Zaffiria for its Extramedia project.

The aim of this prize was to stimulate efforts to increase the visual literacy of children between four and eight.

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2011

JFF – Institute for Media Research and Media Education from Munich (Germany) won the second Evens Prize for Media Education, for which 57 projects from 17 different EU countries submitted their candidacy. JFF was awarded by an external international jury of experts for its project Generations in dialogue.

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2009

In 2009, the first Evens Prize for Media Education was awarded to two organizations: the British Film Institute (BFI) and the University of Minho, Portugal.

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