ABS-CBN launches “Class Project” documentary contest for students
ABS CBN launches Class Project documentary contest for students 1

ABS-CBN, Knowledge Channel, and the Philippine Association of Communication Educators Foundation, Inc. (PACE) recently launched “Class Project: An Intercollegiate Mini-Documentary Competition” that will give college students a chance to have their documentaries shown on television.

“Class Project,” a weekly program that airs student-produced documentaries on Knowledge Channel, aims to harness the creativity of students in making broadcast-quality documentaries.

Eligible college students from PACE-member schools can now submit videos produced within January 1 to November 30, 2017, with total running time of 12 to 15 minutes each. Deadline of submission is on November 30. The documentaries will go through a three-level judging process conducted by ABS-CBN to choose the Top 10 entries, which will win cash prizes on top of having their documentaries aired on “Class Project Winners’ Festival” on Knowledge Channel, which is currently available on ABS-CBN TVplus and SKYcable.

The winners will be awarded during ABS-CBN’s “Pinoy Media Congress Year 12” (PMC) on February 2018. A partnership with PACE, PMC gathers communication professors and students from all over the country to learn the latest trends and issues in media and communication. Last year, PMC had over 1,000 delegates in St. Mary’s College and Visayas State University, who learned from the likes of Ricky Lee, Ces Drilon, Ted Failon, and other media luminaries. It also held an online video competition where students from Far Eastern University, University of the Philippines, and St. Louis University won the top prizes.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN will also hold a “Docu Caravan” together with Knowledge Channel and ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs starting this September to teach and inspire students to create informative and relevant documentaries. ABS-CBN journalist Jeff Canoy headlines the first leg in University of Santo Tomas on September 20, where he will share the documentary they made on the Marawi siege.

For more information on the rules, mechanics, and prizes for the “Class Project: Intercollegiate Mini-Documentary Competition,” visit www.pinoymediacongress.com.  Inquiries can also be sent to classproject@knowledgechannel.org.

Founded in 1999, Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. is the only non-profit organization in the Philippines that offers curriculum-based, multimedia educational resources, and professional teacher trainings to improve teaching skills, thereby helping audiences learn better through technology. It’s television channel, Knowledge Channel, is the country’s first and only educational channel, which has helped educate millions of Filipino students and youth in public schools and households all over the Philippines in the past 18 years.