The Adult Education Television Awards
The Adult Education Television Award has been presented by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bildungshäuser Österreich, the Büchereiverband Österreichs, the Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen and the Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut since 1967.
It is awarded in three categories: documentaries, television films and broadcast series. In addition to the prizes in those three categories, the jury has the option of awarding the "Axel Corti Prize" as a jury prize within the framework of the Adult Education Television Award. This prize is awarded for achievements of particular value to adult education in the context of broadcasts on Austrian television. It can be given to individuals, as well as to Austrian productions that do not fall under the three categories mentioned earlier.
The Television Award for Adult Education is given to Austrian productions or co-productions that are particularly valuable in terms of adult education with regards to their content and form (artistic design and presentation suitable for television).
The main jury consists of journalists from print media and two representatives from each of the awarding associations.
Further information can be found here: http://www.adulteducation.at/de/medienpreise/fernsehpreis/
The Adult Education Radio Award
In 1998 four major associations of Austrian adult education, the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bildungshäuser Österreich, the Büchereiverband Österreichs, the Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen, and the Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut decided to endow a radio award of adult education to complement the Television Award of Austrian adult education.
The Radio Award of Adult Education includes five areas
- Culture: broadcasts with primarily literary and/or musical content.
- Information: Programs such as features, reports, documentaries, interviews and talks, magazines.
- Education: broadcasts on education and science or on educational events. The Education division prize is named the "Eduard Ploier Prize" after the adult educator and ORF curator Eduard Ploier, who died in 1998.
- Process-oriented/interactive radio division: broadcasts with an interactive character, i.e. participation and involvement of listeners.
- Broadcast series and thematic focuses
The Adult Education Radio Award is intended to recognize the high educational value of many outstanding radio broadcasts and to give due attention to a medium that is often underestimated by the public. In addition, the cultural technique of "listening skills" is to be promoted.
Further information can be found here: http://www.adulteducation.at/de/medienpreise/radiopreis/