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Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video

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Country  United States
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First awarded  1991
Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video
Awarded for  Best American video for children
Presented by  Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video was named in honor of nineteenth-century American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It honors the producer of the most outstanding video production for children. The Medal is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), through a Carnegie endowment. In the past 19 years (1991-2009), 19 titles have been honored with the award.



  • The video must demonstrate excellence in the execution of the special techniques of the medium; in the visual interpretation of story, theme, or concept; in the use of sound; in the delineation of plot, theme, characters, mood setting, or information presented; in the acting, when appropriate; and in the appropriateness of technique or treatment to the story, theme, or concept.
  • The video must demonstrate excellence of presentation for a child audience (age 0–14 years).
  • The video may be in cassette or DVD format.
  • Only one Medal is presented, regardless of the number of producers involved in the video selected.
  • The video must be distributed in the United States. Videos originally released in other countries are not eligible.
  • The award is limited to producers who are citizens or residents of the United States.
  • The video can be feature length, but not a theatrically released feature.
  • The video can be based on another medium or made for another medium (e.g., television).
  • Adaptations of material originally produced in other mediums should remain true to, expand, or complement the original work in some way.
  • The video should be available for use in homes, public libraries, and with community organizations.
  • The award is given only for work produced during the previous year, not for a body of work.
  • Recipients of Multiple Awards

    Out of twenty-six awards:

  • Paul R. Gagne has received thirteen Carnegie Medals (always while working for Weston Woods Studios).
  • Melissa Reilly has received nine Carnegie Medals (always while working with Paul R. Gagne at Weston Woods Studios).
  • Weston Woods Studios has received sixteen Carnegie Medals.
  • References

    Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video Wikipedia

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