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 Andrew Carnegie Medal Award

for Excellence in Children's Video

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1995   2000     2005 Description of the Award

 

 

 

 

 Andrew Carnegie Medal

for Excellence in Children's Video

 

 

 

What is the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video?

This 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.

 

Who decides the winner?

Members from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA, comprise the selection committee.. 

 

     

When did the award begin?

The 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.  

 

What special criteria are used to select this award?

 Selected 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.

 

Why is it called the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video?

Andrew 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 Video.

 

What does the award look like?

The circular medal portrays a bust of Andrew Carnegie on the right side and the words "The Andrew Carnegie Medal" on the left side.

   

     

YEAR PRODUCER TITLE   (Curriculum Lab Call Number)
2007 Mo Willems; Weston Woods KNUFFLE BUNNY
2006 Michael Sporn Animation; Weston Woods THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS
2005 Weston Woods THE DOT
2004 Weston Woods GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK  (VCR G459)
2003 Weston Woods SO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT?  (VCR S676)
2002 Aviator Films; Hyperion Studio MY LOUISIANA SKY
2001 Weston Woods ANTARCTIC ANTICS
2000 Weston Woods MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY
1999 Frank Moynihan THE FIRST CHRISTMAS
1998 Davenport Films WILLA: AN AMERICAN SNOW WHITE
1997 What A Gal Productions NOTES ALIVE! ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN
1996 Weston Woods OWEN (VCR O97)
1995 Churchill Media WHITEWASH
1994 Searchlight Films ERIC CARLE: PICTURE WRITER
1993 Gary Soto THE POOL PARTY
1992 Barr Films HARRY COMES HOME
1991 Churchill Films RALPH S. MOUSE

 

 

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