kids, I am back from Japan.
was in Tokyo for 6 days to represent the Golden Kids Club website, which made
its way into the finals of the first Multimedia category in the prestigious annual
Japan Prize Award. The newly established Multimedia Competition aims to encourage
and honor excellent production methods in educational and cultural TV programs
created in conjunction with Internet websites and CD-ROMs or DVD-ROMs.
in Tokyo is beautiful. Cold by our standards but refreshing nonetheless. Our entry
was the only finalist from Malaysia. A total of 23 entries from 10 countries (Australia,
Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden and ourselves) have been submitted
this year, 16 in the Web Category and 7 in the Package Category.
Monday, November 12th, 10 finalists, including GKC, gave a 20-minute
presentation about the entries, followed by Q&A in front of all the participants
including an international panel of judges.
presentation was held in an auditorium of NHK in front of an audience of more
than 100 people from all over the world. Each presentation and project was unique
and excellent. The jury even had to take extra time to judge the projects. You
may check out the projects below, just click on the hyperlinks provided to view
the other finalists and winners - sites.
fun checking the pages out.
Head, GKC Virtual Club
Electronic Field Trips to Colonial Williamsburg: Flames of Freedom
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
TechnoGames : BBC Robot World
: A wall through Berlin
ZDF - Germany
TVOntario - Canada
Wingbeat - Vingeslag
Golden Kids Club
entries that didn' t make the finals
A Biography of America
the Mix:What' s Normal? Overcoming Obstacles and Stereotypes
Behind the Glass: The Cincinnati Art Museum
WCET (Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation)
SAT-CHATS (Science and Technology Chats) : Sea-Chat
KLVX Communications Group
Water Hits The Books: Wasting Water
Round the Twist: Whirling Derfish
Australian Children' s Television Foundation
WENH (New Hamsphire Public Television)
Education for the third millennium :The Acting School: All the world is a stage
BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk)
SR/UR - Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company