The M-V Medienkompetenz prize, endowed in total with 6.000 €, nominates every year the best media skills project of our federal state. It mostly orientates itself with the sustainability of the projects and their innovative aspect. The submitted media productions play rather a subordinated role in the evaluation. Most of the 57 submissions this year come from Rostock (10), Greifswald (6) and Schwerin (4).
This year again, the submitted projects were designed in a large variety of contexts and for all groups of ages, however one thing most descriptions have in common – that since March 2020 the prevailing pandemic situation has made media education work much more difficult, was also a source for many creative concepts and an engine for a stronger engagement with the world of digital media.
Various projects dealt with cultural-historical, local and regional contents, other connected media work with “corona” or “life accomplishment” topics, further concepts put a great value on the prevention idea (privacy, addiction, fraud, bullying) or a critical and responsible use of media (fake news, niche coverage).
The best eight submissions will be presented to a broad audience at the award ceremony on April, 29th 2021 – as always at the start of the Rostock Film Festival in the city’s harbour. Four winners – in the categories “Free time and Participation”, “School and Education”, “Childhood and Elderly” and “Digging deeper” – will be selected.
Let yourselves get surprised!
Director of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Media Institute