April 2019 - Munich, Germany

„Everyone has a strength that he can use“ Children in Munich tell their strong stories

„The day I noticed I am strong“. This is the title of the story exercise for 94 children in third and fourth grade at a school in Munich during a special project week in April. The project combines promoting resilience and media literacy and was developed by the IZI and PRIX JEUNESSE.

23 April 2019 - Munich, Germany

International coproduction "The Day I Became Strong" awarded at the MY HERO International Film Festival

TV programmes for children have the potential to promote children’s resilience and can help those who are facing a hard time to overcome a crisis. The format „The Day I Became Strong“, a coproduction of IZI/BR, PRIX JEUNESSE and the Goethe-Institute, aims at fostering the self-confidence of children by telling about strong moments in the life of a child, based on true stories. For it’s achievement the format was recently awarded at the MY HERO International Film Festival

12 December 2018 - Beijing, China

The PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase at CCTV, China

After a break of 8 years the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase returned to China in December 2018 and inspired the children’s TV producers at CCTV.

16 November 2018 - Chiapas, Mexico

Chiapas, Mexico Welcomes PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase for the First Time

In November, for the very first time, the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase was presented in the Mexican State of Chiapas, at the University in Tuxtla Gutiérrez. The participants were mainly teachers and university students.

9 - 11 November 2018 - Mexico City, Mexico

The PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase 2018 visits Mexico City

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.

10 September 2018 - Seoul, Korea

PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase Inspires Producers in Korea

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.

4 April 2018 - Munich, Germany



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.

19 - 24 January - Munich, Germany


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.

19 - 24 January - Munich, Germany

PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2018: Next Step Preselection

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.

End of January an international team of preselectors will be challenged to decide what programmes among all the outstanding works entered will make it into the final round of competition. The 12 leading experts in children’s media will come together for six days at the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation in Munich. In long screening sessions and discussions it will be their task to put together a fine and inspiring selection that represents highest quality in children’s television worldwide, and will serve as inspiration for fruitful discussions among the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2018 festival participants.

19 - 20 December - Dnipro, Ukraine

PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase workshop in Ukraine

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.

16 November - Munich, Germany

PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL Art Contest 2018 - Strong art by strong children arriving at the PRIX JEUNESSE office in Munich!

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.

14 - 20 August - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Emotion in speeches and strong stories at comKids - PJIBA 2017

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.

21 - 23 August 2017 - Quito, Ecuador

PRIX JEUNESSE - Ecuador Suitcase Workshop

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.
By Monica Maruri

15 - 26 May 2017 - Beirut, Lebanon

Strong Stories for Strong Children: A PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon

On Monday, May 15th 2017, the Storytelling Club – an initiative by PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation in collaboration with the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) and UNICEF, was initiated for the first time ever in Lebanon.
By Suzanne Kanso

8 June 2017 - Tel Aviv, Israel

The PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase in Tel Aviv

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.

17 - 19 May 2017, Mexico City

Unpacking the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase in Mexico

A travelling suitcase, loaded with the best contents for children, arrived in Mexico in May 2017. Its contents were as valuable as a hidden treasure; a careful selection of programs, short films, fictions and non-fictions from around the world that empowered children and reflected them as active actors in their stories.

31 March - 2 April 2017, Malisheva

Connecting with and learning about the world: The PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase in Kosovo 

When I attended PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL in 2014 for the first time I was thrilled by seeing so many people from different countries watching wonderful programs and connecting with each other for future cooperation. This was when I started thinking of organizing something similar for my students. Fortunately, we had the chance to be part of the PJ International Youth Jury in 2016 and this was when I realized the interest of the students to learn about media, even after school. In the beginning of 2017 I talked to Kirsten Schneid, PRIX JEUNESSE's festival and project coordinator, about the possibility to organize a PJ Suitcase workshop in Malisheva. The aim was to involve a larger number of students, teachers and even our National TV. For me this was a great challenge, having to organize a cultural event without any financial support from our local government. But with joint forces we managed - thanks to my school director, friends and my students.

19 - 22 January 2017 – Accra, Ghana

GBC Team Gets Inspired by PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase

22 TV professionals of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation gathered for two full days at the Kofi Annan Conference Center in Accra, Ghana, ready for input from children’s TV programmes from all corners of the world. The programmes presented were part of the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase, a unique training tool which was brought over by Kirsten Schneid, PRIX JEUNESSE’s festival and project coordinator, who led through the screenings and discussions of shows for the age-groups Up to 6, 7 – 10 and 11 – 15.

17 - 18 January 2017

A PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase in the Dominican Republic

“For a quality television for children” was the leading topic of the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase workshop on the 17th and 18th of January 2017 in Santo Domingo. The workshop was organized by the “Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo, Funglode” and took place in its facilities. By Sandra Cadavid, Funglode

11 January 2017

PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase Comes
to New York City

New York, NY - On January 11, 2017, more than seventy children’s media makers gathered at Fordham University to see the Prix Jeunesse “Suitcase”, a television screening curated for our audience by industry leader David Kleeman. The episodes were selected from those shows presented at the Prix Jeunesse International festival and competition in Munich, Germany last year.  By LaToye Adams

7 July 2016

PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase at CMC 2016

David Kleeman presented the PRIX JEUNESSE 2016 Suitcase at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield on 7th July, and the audience was moved. Read a great report by CMC blogger Rick Adams:


Copyright photo: PRIX JEUNESSE

30 - 31 May 2016


On May 30th and 31st 2016, a PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase workshop was held in the city of Pinar del Rio the first Cuban regional workshop on children and communication. 25 radio and TV producers from several provinces (Pinar del Rio, Mayabeque and Havana) gathered to talk, screen and debate about diversity in children’s communication, celebrating the 70th anniversary of UNICEF and 25th anniversary of the ratification of Children’s Right Convention and facing Cuban sustainable development emergencies.

15 – 20 January 2016

PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2016 Preselection: Meet the Jurors

The deadline for submitting programmes into PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2016 was on 11 December 2015. We are excited that we can announce a record number of submissions: Almost 400 children's and youth TV programmes from 60 countries have been entered into the six categories and will compete for the prestigious awards. The next step of preparations will be the tough preselection. From 15 to 20 January 2016 an international team of jurors, all oustanding children's media professionals, will come together at the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation in Munich, to decide on the finalists.

Meet our Team of jurors:

31 October/1 November 2015

PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL Art Contest 2016 in Full Swing! Submissions arriving at the PRIX JEUNESSE office in Munich


“What it means to be me!” – this year’s theme of the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL festival literally demands for creative expressions of identity. Children and youth all over the world were asked to send in drawings in which they express what shapes their identities.

13/14 June 2015

Youth Media Festival with presentation of the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase in Windhuk/Namibia

Films, Popcorn and Soft-Drinks – a package that goes down well on a weekend in Windhoek, Namibia. Not only media producers and media students followed the invitation by Goethe Centre Windhoek and DW Akademie to be part of the Youth-Media-Festival 2015 but also a colourful crowd of teenagers and the Namibian Youth Jury that took part in the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL Festival 2014.

June 2015


On June 4, about a hundred kids, teenagers and teachers in the town of Malisheva, Kosovo took a break from their casual school routine and gathered in the cultural center “Tahir Sinani”. What for?

May 2015

Macedonia Hosts PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase for the Second Time

For the second time the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase visited the capital of Macedonia, Skopje. Again the media organization OXO, supported by the Goethe Institute in Skopje, organized the workshop. 

May 2014

Catching Attention, Reaching Young Audiences: The PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase in Abu Dhabi

Under the title: “Catching attention, reaching young audiences: Challenges for producers and creative film artists” eight selected experts for educative children's television met in Abu Dhabi to discuss quality standards and suitable content for film and TV productions and possible forms of cooperation in the Arab region. 

October 2014

The First PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase in Taiwan

The Center for Public Policy and Law (CPPL) of National Taiwan University (NTU) has organized the “Taipei Suitcase”, aforum to provide the government and the mediato think innovatively to improve the quality of our children’s television programs.