October 29, 2010

AWARDS: Japan Prize winners announced

Japan Prize winners announced

Wednesday 27 Oct 2010

Winners for the 37th Japan Prize, an international contest for educational media, were announced today by NHK. The Grand Prix went to Cosmic Code Breakers: The Secrets of Prime Numbers (NHK) and the awards ceremony was held at the NHK Broadcaster Centre, Tokyo.

The other winners included:

Pre-School Category: The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Prize

The Show with the Elephant 131
By: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Germany
Medium: TV programme

Primary Category: The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize

Discover Science: Let's see the speed of sound
By: NHK, NHK Educational Corporation and Al-Jazeera Children’s Channel, Japan and Qatar
Medium: TV programme

Youth Category: The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize

Syrian School
By: Open University Worldwide, United Kingdom
Medium: TV programme

Continuing Education Category: The Governor of Tokyo Prize

Cosmic Code Breakers: The Secrets of Prime Numbers
By: Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), Japan
Medium: TV programme

Welfare Education Category: The President of NHK Prize

Tying Your Own Shoes
By: National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Canada
Medium: Linear

Involve me by Whiz Kids Workshop (WKW)

The Japan Prize, established in 1965 as an international education programme contest, has been contributing to the development of educational broadcasting around the world and includes a variety of educational media using sound and images such as TV programmes, videos, websites, games and other interactive materials.

This year, the contest collected 409 entries from 64 countries and regions of which 88 entries were of digital content. Fourteen jury members from 11 countries screened the entries.


Japan Prize website

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