Any multimedia material, programme, production, resource, software, tool or service that has been created for use in formal or informal higher and continuing education and/or training can be submitted.
Such multimedia material may range from a simple video or multimedia production, (materials created by learners and/or teachers are particularly welcome) to complete courses with a prominent integration of media. The MEDEA Awards welcome furthermore all multimedia materials, programmes, productions, resources, software, tools or services with a strong media basis produced for higher and continuing education. In summary, any media material that is used to support formal or informal learning activity in higher and further education is eligible.
There is no restriction regarding the target group(s) for these materials which includes learners, teachers, employees, citizens and trainees at all ages but limited to higher and continuing education. Content can include all possible subject matters.
There is no restriction regarding the language(s) of the educational media submitted.
The multimedia production must have been created after 1 January 2016. Of course, the entry may include or consist of older material.
There is no restriction on the geographical origin, location of use or subject coverage of the submitted materials.
Media materials that are physically submitted on, for example, CD-rom/DVD as well as any accompanying print manuals, should be submitted in 4 copies and will not be returned to the sender after the competition.
It is the responsibility of the entrant to make sure that all copyrights (IPR, intellectual property rights) are cleared for the entry he/she wishes to submit. Where there are clear breaches of copyrights or other IPR, the judges will exclude the submission from further assessment. It is recommended at the time of the submission that the entrant provides good documentation and/or evidence as to how IPR or copyright issues related to the submitted media have been resolved.
Participants are allowed to submit up to 8 entries.
Participants can only win one of the main MEDEA Awards. In the case that the entrant is in competition to win more than one award, it is the responsibility of the jury and the organising committee to reach a decision as to which award is most appropriate to the entrant. The jury and organising committee may at all times decide not to award the special Prize of the MEDEA Jury. This special prize will only be awarded upon the jury's own initiative to an approach or production in recognition of exceptional creativity and/or innovation in pedagogic or technical design.
In recognition of the importance of pedagogical quality, marks for this criterion have a double weight in the final score for each entry.
Participants can request a summary of the judges’ feedback on their entry after the end of June 2019.
Multimedia productions that were submitted to the MEDEA Awards competition in previous years can be resubmitted if all aforementioned conditions are met.
All the required materials (signed letter with original signature and 4 copies of a CD-rom/DVD if applicable) have to be sent to arrive at the MEDEA Secretariat before Friday 15 March 2019, 12 midnight (CET) via email, fax or post (postmark will be checked).