The 40th Anniversary
of the nation's oldest festival for student work is coming in
Be there for
an historic festival! Great celebration and surprises are in
For the 2005-2006 school year:
Dates are tentative.
15, 2006: Entries due to judging sites
May 14, 2006: Winners announced
Festival Event (in Two Locations)
3, 2006: Northern California Festival
3, 17, or 24 (TBA) 2005: Southern California
Be patient and
watch soon for the final date!
changes! You must complete the entry form
This helps the
festival. The form is not yet online.
- Don't forget for 2006: High school
students may enter videos in competition for an Emmy! Click here
- Please note that
entries for the California Student Media Festival in both media
and multimedia must be made online for 2005. This is a change
for the media division.
- Welcome to the home page of the 40th Annual
California Student Media and Multimedia Festival, the nation's
oldest student media festival. The Festival celebrates projects
and learning with media and multimedia projects by students.
There are also awards for teachers. Over 6,000 students and
hundreds of teachers took part in last years Festival!
The Festival is not just for the high-end, expert technology
users. If your students (or you) are using videomaking or multimedia
in your classroom, the Festival is here to honor your efforts.
The Festival strongly encourages project-based
learning and meaningful student work 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
- media and multimedia should be integrated
into the regular subject-area curriculum
- rewarding exemplary work and good
school programs encourages more of both
- Judging Dates (approximate)
- April 25-27 multimedia categories judging for
- April 19-May 9 media (video) categories judging for
- May 9-May 14 Finals Judging
- Judging Site Coordinators: Click here to download
- PLEASE NOTE that the correct entry forms
should be labeled 40th
- Discard entry forms from previous festival
years as the judging sites may have changed!
- Thank you!
Festival Coordination and
The Festival has been coordinated in Southern
California for nine years by KOCE-TV,
the PBS station in Orange
County, California. In Northern California the Festival is hosted
by Krause Center for
Innovation at Foothill College. All teachers and students
are invited to submit entries to the festival and attend the Festival
on June 12 at either of the two hosted sites. There is no charge
for entry or attendance.
Flyer for Media Festival