FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA - February 13, 2023
57th California Student Media Festival Now Accepting Entries
For first time ever, event organizers create a category for best student use of generative Artificial Intelligence, including ChatGPT
The California Student Media Festival, which seeks to transform pre-K-12 student learning and recognize creativity and student agency through the cultivation and celebration of original work, today announced it is accepting entries for its 2023 Festival.
The Festival exists to celebrate the amazing projects produced by California’s students and teachers, rewarding and acknowledging their successful classroom work at an awards event in spring every year. Now in its 57th year, the California Student Media Festival is our nation’s oldest student media festival. Over the past twenty-five years, the Festival has awarded more than $165,000 in prizes to California schools and has expanded to include the work of more than 6,000 student contestants from schools across the state. Educators and students interested in entering their work into the festival are encouraged to learn more here. There is no cost to enter the festival.
“The California Student Media Festival is incredibly excited to call for entries for the 2023 festival,” said Festival director Glen Warren. “A quick look at the winners page shows innovative ways California’s teachers and students use media –not only in video but with a wide variety of mediums to showcase the richness and diversity of our great state.”
New this year to the Festival is an award for the best student use of generative artificial intelligence in school, including ChatGPT, DALL-E, and others. Festival organizers believe AI is a tool that students must master, as they mastered calculators and cameras, and are looking forward to seeing how this innovative technology is used by entrants.
The California Student Media Festival is open to all pre-K-12 schools in California and by
invitation to schools nationally and internationally. In addition, the California Media Festival is seeking judges from across the country and around the globe. For more information on volunteering to judge entries or to learn more about the Festival, visit www.mediafestival.org.
Chairman, California Student Media Festival Foundation