On Friday, November 9th, the children’s Book Fair (Feria Internacional del libro Infantil y Juvenil) in Mexico City organized a professional event around Creative Industries. Jan Willem Bult (Netherlands) and Yamile Sandoval (Colombia) talked about how to tell the world to kids.
A PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase event was held at EBS (Educational Broadcasting System, Korea) on 10 September 2018, attended by about 30 EBS children’s content producers/directors and moderated by Executive Producer Hyunsook Chung.
Children and youth from all over the world aged between four and 17 years participated in the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL Art Contest 2018. Almost 400 most creative pictures were submitted dealing with this year’s contest topic „The day I noticed I am strong”.
Twenty-eight art works were chosen for the final round.
12 international children’s TV Experts came together from 19 – 24 January 2018 in Munich, to select the finalist programmes out of a total of 396 entries from 60 countries that were submitted to PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2018.
December 11th 2017 was the deadline for entering submissions into PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2018. Nearly 400 entries from 250 organizations from 59 different countries were submitted. They come from countries that have a long and successful history of sending programmes into the competition like for example the UK or the Netherlands. But we are excited to have also received submissions from countries that haven’t participated for many years, like the Ukraine or Venezuela.
Producers of WADADA News for Kids Ukraine and local media producers participated at this special event which was organized by NGO Aidami (Mariupol), Free Press Unlimited, Netherlands and UNICEF Ukraine. The Suitcase Workshop in Dnipro was held by Chris Schuepp who is also Editor-in-chief of WADADA News for Kids Ukraine.
Strong stories from all over the world expressed in art: Related to the theme of the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2018 “Strong Stories for Strong Children – Resilience and Storytelling” this year’s art contest’s theme is “The day I noticed I am strong”. Children worldwide were invited to draw a picture of a moment when they felt self-confident and good about themselves.
On 21, 22 and 23 August 2017, a first PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase Workshop was held at the IPANC Cultural Center in Quito, Ecuador. About 40 local television production professionals took part in the event. The purpose of this meeting was to develop strategies to improve the quality of television productions for children.
Since 2009, producers, creators of contents for children and young people that are starting to work in this area gather in the city of São Paulo to participate in the Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano Festival, under the comKids brand. Most of them come Ibero-American countries and speak Portuguese and Spanish.
On Thursday, June 8th, 2017, a one-day workshop on quality TV for children was conducted in Tel Aviv. This workshop was initiated by PRIX JEUNESSE, in association with Goethe-Institute, and CoPro, the Documentary Marketing Foundation, Israel. 35 independent and network film and TV professionals came together to watch, discuss, and be inspired by a selection of programs from the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase. The screening order was thematically motivated, and the day consisted of four separate sessions: Gender and Sexuality. Painful Situations, Unlikely Heroes, and Everyday Life.