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Thailand and U.S.A. Won the Grands Prix in Panasonic KWN Global Contest 2018

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Panasonic Corporation held the awards ceremony for the Kid
Witness News (KWN) Global Contest 2018
on July 27 at Panasonic
Center Tokyo. This year the Grand Prix in the Primary Category was won
by "A Message" the video from Anuban Saraburi School of Thailand, while
the Grand Prix in the Secondary Category was won by "Stitched Love" the
video from Val Verde High School of U.S.A.

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A total of 54 kid journalists from 16 countries and region participated in KWN Global Contest 2018.  ...

A total of 54 kid journalists from 16 countries and region participated in KWN Global Contest 2018. (Photo: Business Wire)

[Video]
KWN Global Summit 2018

https://youtu.be/tsuNs-_cE8c

KWN 2018 Award Winners (Primary)

  • Grand Prix and Best K-Factor Award

A Message
School: Anuban Saraburi
School
Country: Thailand

Theme: Communication
Digital technology makes communication more
convenient. We have modern tools to communicate. They allow people who
are faraway to be closer together but at the same time, it makes people
who are close feel faraway.

[Video]
A message

https://youtu.be/Xot4QrzWN9k

  • Best Creativity Award

The Bremen Cog
School: Junior High
Geestemunde
Country: Germany

Theme: Communication
The students were invited to the German
Maritime Museum to produce a film about the oldest merchant ship found
in Germany. After doing research with interviews in the museum, they
started to concrete the facts and turn it into a series of scenes to
make the story alive again.

[Video]
The Bremen Cog

https://youtu.be/eyTfoM92Yt4

  • Global Citizens Award

My Troublesome Friend
School: Hong
Kong Red Swastika Society Tuen Mun Primary School
Country: Hong Kong

Theme: Communication
Siu Tin is a transfer student and has a new
partner name Tao Cai. She hates Tao Cai but one day Tao Cai drops out of
school. He leaves something on his seat letting Siu Tin know his true
feelings.

[Video]
My Troublesome Friend

https://youtu.be/qHLlQ7_g5VQ

KWN 2018 Award Winners (Secondary)

  • Grand Prix and Best Expression Award

Stitched Love
School: Val Verde high
School
Country: United States of America

Theme: Communication
Elijah who is having a counseling session with
his adult counselor recounts the sad story of his early life and lack of
parental love. The only constant in his inconsistent life was a stuffed
toy bear named Teddy. The counselor tells that he should not allow his
past to dictate his future.

[Video]
Stitched Love

https://youtu.be/21qmkdTX0Y0

  • Best Concept Award

Help... I'm Trapped
School: 111 Junior
High School
Country: Indonesia

Theme: Communication
Putri is a student who is very addicted to her
smartphone. Because of that she doesn't care about anything. Her family
and friends become forgotten because the only thing Putri cares about is
her smartphone.

[Video]
Help... I'm Trapped

https://youtu.be/vd-yniIYjyw

  • Best Documentary Award

Living Together
School: Assumption
College Thonburi
Country: Thailand

Theme: Communication
A story of a girl who grows up with taking
care of elephants. Her goal is to become a veterinarian in order to help
the elephants. These opportunities lead people to conserve Thai wisdom.

[Video]
Living Together

https://youtu.be/K9aX_oUZyjE

The 25 national winners which entered the global contest this year were
particularly notable for the degree to which they depicted the diverse
societies and real world that children live in, from their own
perspective as children, dealing with themes such as school, family,
persons with disabilities, decease, sports and the joy of creating video
works.

"A Message", the Grand Prix for the Primary Category by Anuban Saraburi
School, is a video which highlights that digital technology makes
communication more convenient and allows people who are faraway to be
closer together. But at the same time, it makes people who are close
feel faraway.

"Stitched Love", the Grand Prix for the Secondary Category by Val Verde
High School, is a video that highlights a student who recounts the sad
story of his early life which was the lack of parental love. The only
constant in his inconsistent life was a stuffed toy bear which ended up
to provide love on behalf of his parents.

As for this year, 25 national winners from 16 different countries and
regions were invited to Tokyo to attend the "KWN
Global Summit 2018
" from July 24 to 28. During the KWN Global
Contest awards on July 27, the top 6 videos from both categories were
announced. In addition, a new award called the Kids' Award in which the
kids voted for their favorite video was announced. From the Primary
Category, the video "Magic Smile" from Al Muhajiriyah Islamic Elementary
School of Indonesia was selected and from the Secondary Category, the
video "Nasi Lemak & Tosai" from Section 9 Shah Alam Secondary School of
Malaysia was selected.

KWN activities are currently being conducted in 16 different countries
and regions around the world as part of Panasonic's educational support
activities for the next generation. This is an interactive educational
program in which participating schools are supplied with video equipment
and the videos they produce are judged in contests every year. The
children complete the entire production process by themselves, from
planning to investigation, filming and editing. First launched in the
United States in 1989, KWN has now been running for 29 years with a
total of more than 180,000 children and their teachers taking part so
far. As for this year, around 3,450 people took part from 16 different
countries and regions around the world, with video submissions from 417
schools. The five-minute videos were produced on three broad themes -
"communications", "environment", and "sports" - as the children offered
their own unique perspectives on issues close to them like sports,
global environment, and people who have dealt with families,
disabilities and PTSD.

Source:
https://news.panasonic.com/global/topics/2018/59990.html

Related Links
KWN Global Contest 2018 special website
https://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/kwn/contest2018.html

[Video] KWN Global Summit 2018
https://youtu.be/tsuNs-_cE8c

KWN Global Website
https://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/kwn.html

KWN Global Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/PanasonicKWN.Global/

National Winners from 16 Countries and Regions Selected for Panasonic
KWN Global Contest 2018 (Jul 12, 2018)
https://news.panasonic.com/global/topics/2018/59417.html

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