Submit Your Media Entries to California Student Media Festival NOW!

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由 PBS SoCal 和 CUE 舉辦已經開始接受報名了!每年將近 6000人參加的加州學生多媒體創作藝術節,今年已經是第51屆!




Submissions Open: January 16,  2017
Submissions Due: March 30, 2017
Winners Announced: May 12, 2017
Festival: June 3, 2017


PBS SoCal invites you and your students to submit media entries to the 51st Annual California Student Media Festival, presented in partnership by PBS SoCaL and CUE. Join us in celebrating student creativity! 

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What is the California Student Media Festival?  

It’s a celebration of young voices and an opportunity for students to be recognized for the work they create in school or through extracurricular programs.  It’s free to submit, and all projects will be recognized for participation. There are fabulous prizes for the winners, including cash for your organization or school.

Short films? Animations? Music videos? PSAs?  We can’t wait to see them, so send them our way!

The deadline for entries is Monday, March 30, 2017, . For information on how to enter, submission guidelines, categories, prizes for winners and more, go to 

For teachers, here is a resource toolkit with lesson plans, editing help, and more: click HERE

What qualifies as “student produced media”?

A student must be present in every aspect of the project.  Aspects can include storyboarding, writing, planning, filming, and editing.

Our team is aware that abilities vary according to age and grade level.  The most important thing to remember is that judges are instructed to evaluate entries based on their own merits and against their own instructional objectives.

What role is a teacher allowed to assume?

We would like for teachers to take on the role of supervisor or assistant.  Teachers can oversee student work, or execute tasks as directed by student(s).

California Student Media Festival Scoring Rubric 

As part of your Media Festival submission, you will need to state the instructional objectives and/or standards addressed by this project. In the case of non-subject area entries, you will need to state the purpose and benefit to the school program and students.

IMPORTANT: Your entry will be judged based upon the instructional objectives and/or standards you submit.

Score Levels


The integration of media objects such as text, graphics, video, animation, and sound to represent and convey information. Videotapes which include sound and images fit this definition.

Subject Area Content

The topics, ideas, concepts, knowledge, and opinions that constitute the substance of the presentation.


The elements of the presentation that make it unique, original, and compelling.


All elements clearly make a positive contribution to the final product. There are few technical problems, and none of a serious nature.

Meets all criteria of the previous level and one or more of the following: reflects broad, in depth research and application of critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation); shows notable insight or understanding of the topic.

Students have used media in creative and innovative ways that exploit the particular strengths of the chosen format or genre. The final product is unique, powerful, effective, and compels the audience’s attention..


With minor exceptions, all elements contribute rather than detract from the presentation’s overall effectiveness.

The project has a clear goal related to a significant topic or issue and reflects the California State Content Standards. Information included has been compiled from several relevant sources. All sources are cited. The project is useful to an audience beyond the students who created it.

Presentation is balanced, attractive, and easy-to-follow. It uses original student work and/or blends existing media in a new and interesting way.


There are some technical problems, but the viewer is able to follow the presentation with few difficulties.

The project presents information in an accurate and organized manner that can be understood by the intended audience.

There is a focus that is maintained throughout the piece, but it may not be compelling, or present information in a way that consistently keeps an audience’s attention.


The chosen media is age and content appropriate; however technical difficulties interfere with the viewer’s ability to see, hear, or understand content.

There is an organizational structure, though it may not be carried through consistently. There may be factual errors or inconsistencies, but they are relatively minor.

The project has a focus but may stray from it at times. May contain creative aspects but those aspects tend to distract the viewer from the stated purpose of the presentation.


Multimedia is absent from the presentation or technical issues make it impossible to fairly judge the entry.

Project seems haphazard, hurried or unfinished. There are significant factual errors, misconceptions, or misunderstandings.

The project doesn’t have focus.

Technical Score: /5

Content Score: /5

Creative Score: /5

Total Score:_________(15 possible)