Thursday, December 18, 2008

Georgia Student Media Festival 2009

Georgia Student Media Festival 2009

It's time to start planning for the Georgia Student Media Festival 2009! This is an amazing event that is designed to stimulate student interest and involvement in all types of media production. All students and schools K-12 are encouraged to participate!

Festival activities progress through three successive levels: building, system and state. Entries must be evaluated at each level and receive a superior rating in order to proceed to the next level. Private schools are responsible for contacting the public school system in their geographic area for information on system or state level judging.

Building and system festival locations will be determined by the schools and counties. The state student media festival will be held at Georgia Public Broadcasting on Friday, May 1, 2009.

Dates and Times Recommended for Festivals:

· Building (school) festival - recommended to be held prior to Friday, February 28, 2009 in order to have time to send winners on to the system festival.

· System (county) festival - recommended to be held prior to Friday, March 29, 2009 in order to have time to send winners on to the state festival.

· State festival - Registration database and contact information must be submitted to Joni Jones, Rockdale County Schools, by e-mail before April 10, 2009 (jonibjones@rockdale.k12.ga.us) (770) 860-4213.

· Projects must arrive at the Clayton State University Library on or before April 17, 2009.

It's never too early to begin planning your media festival projects!
Find tips for great projects, GSMF 2009 forms, previous festival projects and further information about GSMF 2009 here.

For information about the Media Festival or if you have questions about conducting a local Media Festival contact:

Deborah Gray (678) 301-6428
Michelle Lenderman (
478) 779-2296

Gordon Baker (678)466-4325