Prix Jeunesse 2010 Regional Youth Jury held in Tbilisi, Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia - April 7/8, 2010
Ten Georgian teenagers became the latest members of the Prix Jeunesse International 2010 Youth Jury this week in Tbilisi.
Over two days, they watched 16 selected high-quality children's programmes and judged them to find a regional winner. Together with youth juries in Canada, Venezuela, Ghana, Italy, Nepal and Syria, they will determine who will be the international winner in the category for ages 12-15.
In 2008 Prix Jeunesse introduced the International Youth Jury for the first time with teenagers from all continents watching and judging the Prix Jeunesse finalist programmes. Maya Götz, Prix Jeunesse Director, said about the Youth Jury: "Since we aim to promote quality in children's and youth TV, we should give special attention to listening to the target audience and responding to their needs, interests and special demands - especially with a target group that is so hard to reach like teens and pre-teens."
The Georgian teenagers were invited by UNICEF and the youth-produced TV show "Our express". The judging took place in the Goethe Institute in Tbilisi on April 7/8.
On display were programmes from Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Kenya, Argentina, Denmark, Syria, Bhutan, India, Mexico and Chile. The Georgian teenagers used the Prix Jeunesse Youth Jury judging templates to determine the Top 5 programmes. Their votes will be collected and together with those from the other international youth juries, the Prix Jeunesse will calculate the overall winners.
The results will be presented during the Prix Jeunesse Award Ceremony in Munich, Germany, on June 2, 2010.
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