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Los Angeles, CA - January 15, 2024

58th California Student Media Festival Now Accepting Entries 
Again, the nation’s oldest student media festival leads the way with awards for Artificial Intelligence, 3D Modeling, Augmented and Virtual Reality and other Emerging Technologies


The California Student Media Festival, which seeks to transform preK-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 2024 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 58th 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 $170,000 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 2024 festival,” said Festival director Hall  Davidson.  “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.” 
Again the Festival leads the way with 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 preK-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   



Hall Davidson 

Director, California Student Media Festival Foundation

Prizes: Text

Media Resources

Prizes: Image
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