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Action for Media Education Announces a New Initiative: The Corona Multimedia Showcase

Action for Media Education Announces a New Initiative: The Corona Multimedia Showcase

For Immediate Release
Date: 6/3/2020

If we could ask kids around the world what they’re thinking and feeling right now, what would they say? Action for Media Education (AME) https://action4mediaeducation.org is inviting young people from ages 3-19 and their families to participate in an international online exhibit of creative work that reflects their lives in this time of COVID-19.

More than 40 countries are participating in the Corona Multimedia Showcase initiative. Now AME seeks entries from young people across the United States.

The Showcase provides a platform for children, youth and their families to create and display media projects in a variety of formats. These projects will be digitally published on our Showcase website.

The Showcase is intended to provide young people around the world with the opportunity to:

  • Express their thoughts, feelings and ideas
  • Engage them in reflecting critically on their work and support their best efforts
  • Help them share their experiences with other young people and their families around the world
  • Provide a place for them to display their creative work and express their own unique voices
  • Inspire hope and demonstrate that we will persevere, with our courage and creativity, during this crisis and into a new future

Please help us spread the word to your family, your community and those with whom you work.

  • Submissions and participation are free.
  • This is NOT a competition but a festival celebrating the creativity of children and youth throughout the world.
  • The deadline for submissions is October 9, 2020. All projects (reviewed by a large group of experts) will be posted on the Showcase website by the end of October.

To submit an entry, find ideas and resources, and join the conversation:

Corona Multimedia Showcase https://coronashowcase.org/

Twitter @coronashowcase

Instagram #coronashowcase

Facebook Corona Multimedia Showcase


For more information, please contact: Marilyn Cohen, macohen@uw.edu

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The Corona Multimedia Showcase

If we could ask children all around the world to create a media project that
would express what they were thinking and feeling during a pandemic, what
might they choose to tell us?

This question became the catalyst for a new and very exciting Action for
Media Education initiative, the International Corona Multimedia Showcase.
The Showcase was officially launched April15, 2020 with October 9, 2020 as
the deadline for entries.

We encourage you to visit the Showcase and view this festival celebrating the
talent thoughtfulness, humor and resilience of over 900 children and youth
age 3 through 19 and their families from 27countries and all continents (with
the exception of Antarctica).

Our special thanks to Dr. Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady, our extraordinary
International Coordinator for the Showcase, our Showcase partners, the
International Janusz Korczak Association, Child Rights in Action and the
Northwest Center for Media Literacy, University of Washington and our many
showcase champions from around the world.

Note: We decided to briefly re-open the Showcase to accept entries over the
holiday season (December 15, 2020 – January 15, 2021). Although there was
limited publicity about this special Showcase addition, over 350 children and
youth and their families from 23 countries participated.

Seattle Times article about the Showcase:
https://www.seattletimes.com/life/corona-multimedia-showcase-seeks-to-
display-kids-creative-projects-made-during-the-pandemic/