Excellence in Children's Video
is the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video?
Carnegie Medal is presented annually to an American producer for the
outstanding video production for children released in the United
States in the previous calendar year.
decides the winner?
Members from the Association for
Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA, comprise the
did the award begin?
first medal was awarded in 1991. The Carnegie Corporation of
New York established this award in June 1990 as part of the
ALA-Carnegie Quality Video for Youth Project and funds the award
through a Carnegie endowment.
special criteria are used to select this award?
videos must reflect interests of children, up to age 14, and show respect for a
child's intelligence and imagination. Adapted videos must
remain true to, expand, or compliment the original work. Entries
must have been originally released in the United States and produced
by a U.S. citizen, a U.S. resident, or by a company headquartered in
the U.S. "Video" refers to an audiovisual experience
and can be a cassette or laser disc format.
is it called the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's
Carnegie donated money to fund over 2500 public libraries in
the United States and throughout the world. The Carnegie
Corporation continues to fund programs for adult education and
education in the fine arts. The Carnegie Corporation of New York
endowed the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's
does the award look like?
circular medal portrays a bust of Andrew Carnegie on the right side
and the words "The Andrew Carnegie Medal" on the left