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Youth Media Awards Application

Thank you for your interest in the WHYY Youth Media Awards. The submission period for 2017 is now closed. Finalists will hear from WHYY in mid-September. Winners will be announced at a film festival and awards ceremony at WHYY on Saturday November 4.

WHYY is looking for the best youth-created videos of the 2016-2017 school year for our 2017 Youth Media Awards film festival. The Awards will honor the best youth media created in the Philadelphia region between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.

Selected videos will be screened at WHYY during an evening film festival in mid-October, where prizes will be awarded. A selection of the winners will be shown on WHYY's YArts Channel.


Submission Requirements


Submissions are now closed.
Contact
Questions? Contact Craig Santoro, Education Director, at csantoro@whyy.org or 215-351-3318.

Judging Process


Divisions
Videos must be submitted in one of two competitive divisions: Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12. A video's division is determined by the highest grade-level of any producer during the creation of the video.

Categories
WHYY will be accepting videos in four categories:
  • News Report: A news or feature story that showcases original reporting by the students involved.
  • Documentary: A factual accounting of true events, using interviews, b-roll, narration and event footage. Does not generally use actors or scripted dialogue. Longer and more in depth than a news reporting.
  • Narrative: A scripted piece using actors to tell a story.
  • Open: Your video doesn't fit into the categories above? This is the category for you.

Prizes
Trophies will be presented to winners and honorable mentions in all categories. The best three videos over all will win special prizes. Additionally, a half-hour "Best of the Fest" program will be aired on the WHYY's Anthology program on the YArts channel. Winning filmmakers submitting their project as a group will be awarded one prize for the group.














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