Escondido Youth Media Festival, 2017
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Entrants: Important Changes for 2017
2017 Escondido Youth Media Festival (EYMF)! In its seventh year, EYMF is a celebration of the creativity and 21st Century skills of elementary and middle school students from the Escondido Union School District (EUSD).
Produced by the Escondido Union School District, the Festival promotes students' work in their home community and on a global platform. Put simply, there is a lot of good news to share, and we want you to see it firsthand!
Why is the Festival important? EUSD already has exciting preliminary data indicating that students' Information, Communications, and Technology Literacy has a dramatic effect on their academic achievement. By creating Video, Photography, and Audio Storytelling, EUSD students develop skills and master educational content in ways that far exceed expectations. For times and venues, click here.
If you've ever participated in the EYMF before, there are a couple of important differences this year:
- All submissions will be made online (no burning CDs or DVDs and delivering in an envelope). Much easier.
- All submissions will be made by a sponsoring Teacher or Parent/Guardian from either the student's or a teacher's EUSD Google account. This year, you'll upload the file itself (not a Sharing Link like 2016). The file can be submitted either from the desktop of any computer or from the Google drive. See how here.
- Music/Audio Category is now called Audio Storytelling and all submissions should be of students reading (or acting out) their own original work (hopefully with tons of expression and appropriate sound effects). The content can be fiction or non-fiction. See Media Categories for more details.
- While there will be awards given in all categories, prizes for the winners will depend on finding sponsor funding.