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California Student Media Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Student Creativity

January 26, 2016












-- Entries Now Being Accepted --


Walnut Creek, Calif., January 26, 2016 -- CUE, in conjunction with PBS SoCal, will host the annual California Student Media Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The California Student Media Festival, the nation’s oldest festival of its kind, celebrates its 50th year of honoring student achievement and highlighting student creativity through media. This year’s event will be held at Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School.


Entries can be submitted now through April 4, 2016. Winners will be announced on May 20. As with previous years, the festival is free to enter and free to attend.


The Student Media Festival exists to celebrate media and multimedia projects produced by California’s students and teachers — rewarding and acknowledging their successful classroom work. The Festival showcases what can be accomplished when talented students and dedicated teachers work together integrating media and multimedia into education. Over the past twenty years, the California Student Media Festival has awarded more than $140,000 to California Schools. It has expanded to include the work of more than 6,000 student contestants from schools across the state.


Hall Davidson, the Festival’s emcee and former Director shared, “Every student knows that

somehow, somewhere, deep inside, he or she is a star. Students just need help discovering the moment. By tying the festival experience to learning, the festival makes the curriculum a path toward recognizing that inner stardom. The process works—and kids will work hard to be part of it.”


For a list of past winners and for more information on the Festival, check out www.mediafestival.org.

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About California Student Media Festival

The Festival strongly encourages project-based learning and meaningful student creations in media and multimedia and exists to acknowledge and reward successful classroom work.

The Festival believes that

  • students are capable of extremely high level work, beginning at very early grades

  • media and multimedia are excellent tools for students

  • video and multimedia should be integrated into the regular subject-area curriculum

  • rewarding exemplary work and good school programs encourages more of both. | www.mediafestival.org


About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org.


About PBS SoCal

PBS SoCal is the flagship PBS station for Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, dedicated to fostering a love of learning, culture and community using the power of public media. We deliver the full schedule of high-quality PBS programs, plus content that is for, about and by the people of Southern California. We make our content available for free through three broadcast channels – PBS SoCal/KOCE-HD, PBS SoCal Plus and PBS SoCal World – and online at pbssocal.org. And we reach deep into the community through partnerships, events and grassroots outreach, providing early education resources and access to a broad array of arts and culture experiences. PBS SoCal has offices in Downtown LA, Century City and Costa Mesa. Learn more at pbssocal.org and follow PBS SoCal on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.