May 21, 2013
ECB’s “Cultural Horizons of North America” has added two more awards to the growing list of citations for excellence the project has received from groups around the country. The “Places with Faces” episode received the “Platinum Best of Show” from the Aurora Awards, as well as a Third Place “Certificate for Creative Excellence” from the International Film and Video Festival.
The Aurora Awards is an international competition designed to recognize excellence in the film and video industries. The Platinum Best of Show given to “Cultural Horizons” is the highest award offered. The International Film and Video Festival annually recognizes outstanding business, television, documentary, entertainment, industrial, and
informational productions. ECB’s entry was selected from among over 1,500 entries from 27 countries.
Cultural Horizons television series receives Parents’ Choice commendation
Madison, Wis. - The Parents’ Choice Foundation recently bestowed its 2004 Recommended Seal to Cultural Horizons, a 10-part instructional television series produced by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (ECB). Developed for children ages 9 to 12, Cultural Horizons visits with members of various cultures to foster respect for the diversity that enriches life in the United States and Canada.
We are pleased that the Parents’ Choice Award Program has deemed Cultural Horizons worthy of such a distinguished honor, said ECB Executive Director Wendy Wink. This award inspires us to renew our commitment to enhance the learning experiences of people of all ages by producing high-quality media and engaging in innovative projects such as Cultural Horizons.
In its expansive view of culture, Cultural Horizons examines cultural preservation and inquiry, as well as conflict resolution. The series’ 15-minute programs currently air statewide at 9 a.m. Wednesdays through May 19 on Wisconsin's public television stations. Further information, including a free teacher guide, is provided at www.ecb.org/culturalna.
Cultural Horizons is one of more than 140 instructional television series that the ECB makes available free of charge to K12 educators and students throughout Wisconsin. All are broadcast statewide on public television and may be recorded and retained for educational use.
For more information about the Cultural Horizons series, visit the AIT catalog page.