Clementi Town Secondary School wins top prize in Panasonic KWN video competition
Clementi Town Secondary School emerged the big winner in this year's Panasonic's Kid Witness News (KWN) video competition.
They bagged the Top News Production Award at the ceremony held on Nov 14.
There were 52 entries for the top prize, which explored the damaging effects of social media, the plight of girls with abusive fathers, and environmental issues.
The winning entry impressed judges for its sobering review of the benefits and ills of social media.
In addition to winning the top award, Clementi Town's entry, "Social ME-dia", also won The Clipper Award for best editing and the impactful use of animation and video for effective communication.
The video, produced by a team of Sec 3 students, will represent Singapore in the global competition to be held next year.
Said Ms Lai Lei Khim, Director – Outreach Division, Media Development Authority: "This very meaningful competition also provides the opportunity for young people to think about and advocate for positive social changes through the use of media and the power of the video medium."
KWN is designed to allow students to create news programmes from the perspective of young adults and to foster creativity and presentation skills.
The competition has been held internationally in primary and secondary schools for the last 26 years, and for the last 11 years in Singapore.
The category award winners:
• The Clipper Award (Best Editing): Clementi Town Secondary School
• The Tune Award (Best Sound Effects): St Gabriel’s Primary School
• The Presenter of Tomorrow Award (Best Presenter): Khalisah Bte Shari, 11, (Pri 5), St. Anthony’s Canossian Primary School
• The Spotlight Award (Best Education Content): CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent
• Young Film Maker Award (Best entry in the Primary Category): Fuhua Primary School
• Budding Journalist Award (Most Promising Young Journalist in the Primary Category):
Christie Callia Sardjono, nine, (Pri 3), CHIJ Our Lady of Nativity
Watch the winning video here: