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OPEN CALL to Create Multimedia Items on “Media Literacy” Topic

OPEN CALL to Create Multimedia Items on “Media Literacy” Topic
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November 2018

ATTENTION: Dear friends, we would like to thank everyone, who participated in the contest! We have received many interesting applications and are pleased to announce the names of the finalists who will get grants to implement their creative projects on media literacy:


  • Galina Sakharevich, Tomsk. Project’s working title: “Digital Health”
  • Maria Stroiteleva, Moscow. Project’s working title: “History of World Fakes”
  • Roman Zholud and Zakhar Zashchin, Voronezh-Oryol. Project’s working title: “Filter Your Media Talk!”
  • Marina Blinova, Saint Petersburg. Project’s working title: “Information Delivery”
  • Alla Shesterina, Voronezh. Project’s working title: “Media Reality”
  • Maxim Goncharov, Irkutsk. Projects’ working title: “Digital Hygiene” and “Digital Etiquette. Where to Put a Comma?”

Projects of the contest finalists will be available on our online platforms!


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You are interested in the world of media, with which we interact almost 24/7: and this is television, radio, social networks, messengers, and blogs? We can read, listen and watch – but we do not always know how to properly understand the media. This requires the so-called “media literacy”, one of the most necessary skills for a modern person.

You can help people become more “medically literate”, if you take part in our open call – and win.

The open call for mini-grants to create multimedia products within the framework of “The Earth Is Flat – How to Read Media?” project is meant for experts from the “creative industry”. We invite you to send us applications for educational projects made in an attractive format, and thereby increase interest in the topic of “media literacy” and help develop these skills among a wide online audience.

Who is invited to participate: professional artists, video creators, designers, video production and animation studios, bloggers and experts from independent media. The competition involves the creation of professional educational multimedia materials on various aspects of media literacy: structure of the modern media space, information verification, digital etiquette, account protection and personal security principles online, opposition to cyberbullying, trolling and hate speech. Proposed formats for the final works: short videos, animation, infographics, mobile applications, applications for social media, chat bots, online sticker packs, online games, online tests, explanatory cards, web series and online quizzes.

Time frame: October 23, 2018 – February 16, 2019

Deadline for applications: November 20, 2018

Contest organizer: Goethe-Institut together with COLTA.RU portal

The finalists, whose ideas will be recognized as the most interesting and consistent with the objectives of the competition and the spirit of the project, will receive mini-grants for the implementation of their ideas.

More information about the application procedure, criteria for the selection of finalists and the stages of the contest can be found in the Open Call Regulations (PDF, 84 Kb)

For any additional questions regarding this Contest, please contact us at info@howtoreadmedia.ru

The competition is held within the framework of the informational and educational project “The Earth Is Flat - How to Read Media?”, and its main goal is to increase media literacy. As part of the project, a series of workshops for schoolchildren, a course of online lectures and seminars for students of humanitarian specialties, and a series of open events for anyone interested in media are held in 15 regions of Russia. The theorists and media practitioners, journalists, educators, artists, bloggers, directors take part in the project and tell how modern media are organized and show how to create media content in online and offline formats. The project, launched in 2018, is being implemented before the beginning of 2020 and is carried out by Goethe-Institut together with the portal Colta.ru with the support of the European Union.