Thursday, May 13, 2010

Andrew Carnegie Medal

Although this award is not given for a best book, videos are found in many libraries and can promote reading of the books that are the basis of the production.

Purpose - The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video honors the best children's video production. The winning videos show regard for a child's imagination and intelligence and use special techniques in the video. Many, but not all of the videos are based on children's books.

History -This was first awarded in 1991. Andrew Carnegie is known for establishing free public libraries for people to further their education. He built (funded) over 2,500 libraries in his time.

Facts -
*Administered by the ALSC.
*Supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
*Producers of a winning video must be a citizen or resident of the United States.
*The video may be feature length, but not released in a theater.

Recent winner- 2013 winner is producer Katja Torneman for Anna, Emma and the Condor .

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