12 winners of REPORTER national competition of student videos and podcasts selected
As part of REPORTER national competition, school students of grades 9-11 had to create a video or a podcast on one of three topics: Health, Environment, or Inspiration Stories. And also, to take a test on media literacy, which was to help prepare quality material.
The project was launched as part of the World Media and Information Literacy Week in autumn. It was initiated by the Filter national media literacy project of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Swedish Embassy.
The aim of the initiative is to motivate young people to develop media literacy by creating their own unique media content, as well as to show the benefits of consuming quality information materials.
Almost 1,000 young people took part in the first stage of the competition – a media literacy test, and almost 500 participants submitted their works to the competition. By completing the tasks, the teenagers had the opportunity to express their opinions on socially important issues in a creative way, improve information literacy and gain a great deal of professional experience for future portfolio.
12 winners were announced on 22 December. Before the award, the winners had the opportunity to spend three days in Kyiv to meet media professionals, visit the newsrooms of leading TV channels and useful lectures.
Finally, they received well-deserved awards, which were presented to the winners by UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Murat Sahin, the Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine Tobias Thyberg and the Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Taras Shevchenko.
List of winners:
- Aharkova Anastasia, Zaporizhia: “How to combine online and offline life?”
- Andreichenko Maryna, Odesa: “What is a burnout?”
- Zhmurkovych Yevhenia, Uzhhorod: “Inspiration story. Tetiana Litus”
- Zuieva Daria, Zaporizhia: “Eco Style”
- Ivanova Valeria, Irpin (Kyiv oblast): “First steps to garbage sorting”
- Kandiba Anastasia, Odesa: “How will the Noosphere icebreaker help clean the world’s oceans?”
- Knysh Oleksandra, Zaporizhia: “Inspiration stories. Super-heroine Olena Usenko”
- Kuzmenko Karina, Voznesenka village (Zaporizhia oblast): “To be vaccinated or not to be vaccinated, this is the question…”
- Savorona Konstiantyn, Varash (Rivne oblast): “Success story of the barber brothers”
- Sychevska Ella, Bashtanka (Mykolaiv oblast): “It is better to do good deeds together”
- Trosha Angelina, Hlukhiv (Sumy oblast): “Eco Hlukhiv. From a dream to an action”
- Feshchuk Kateryna, Enerhodar (Zaporizhia oblast): “Future Legend.”
The works of the winners will be published on UNICEF Ukraine Facebook page in the near future. They are also available here.
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