Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video

About the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video
The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video honors outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year. The annual award is given to the video's producer by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA, through a Carnegie endowment.

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, was awarded for the first time in 1991 to honor outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year. The annual award is given to the video's producer by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA, through a Carnegie endowment.

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) may be best-remembered by his establishment of free public libraries meant to make available to everyone a means of self-education. In 1881, when he began the project, very few public libraries existed; he spent over $56 million to build 2,509 libraries throughout the English-speaking world. After the program was terminated in 1917, the Carnegie Corporation continued for about 40 years in providing funds to improve libraries' services. Today the Corporation continues to fund programs for adult education and education in the fine arts.

Video productions that receive the Andrew Carnegie Medal meet criteria that include the following: they show respect for a child's intelligence and imagination, and reflect and encourage children's interests; they take advantage of the special techniques of the medium, including visuals, voices, music, language, and sound effects; and, if adaptations of materials originally produced in other mediums, they remain true to, expand, or complement the work. Only entries originally released in the United States, and produced by a U.S. citizen or resident or by a company headquartered in the U.S. are eligible.

The winning producer is selected by the Carnegie Award Selection Committee of ALSC, announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting (usually in January), and receives the medal at the Annual Conference in June.

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NameTitleYear
Bink & Gollie: Two for One2014 - Winner
Anna, Emma and the CondorsAnna, Emma and the Condors2013 - Winner
Children Make Terrible Pets2012 - Winner
Brown, PeterChildren Make Terrible Pets2012 - Winner
Gagne, Paul R.Children Make Terrible Pets2012 - Winner
Ellard, Melissa ReillyChildren Make Terrible Pets2012 - Winner
Eiden, EmilyChildren Make Terrible Pets2012 - Winner
Gagne, Paul R.The Curious Garden2011 - Winner
Ellard, Melissa ReillyThe Curious Garden2011 - Winner
Brown, PeterThe Curious Garden2011 - Winner
Kellgren, KatherineThe Curious Garden2011 - Winner
Willems, MoDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!2010 - Winner
Gagne, Paul R.Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!2010 - Winner
Reilly, MelissaMarch On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World 2009 - Winner
Gagne, Paul R.March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World 2009 - Winner
Robertson, Amy PalmerJump In!: Freestyle Edition2008 - Winner
Sterling, DanielleJump In!: Freestyle Edition2008 - Winner
Lafferty, KevinJump In!: Freestyle Edition2008 - Winner
Davis, JohnJump In!: Freestyle Edition2008 - Winner
Willems, MoKnuffle Bunny2007 - Winner
Knuffle Bunny2007 - Winner
Reilly, MelissaThe Man Who Walked Between the Towers2006 - Winner
Sporn, MichaelThe Man Who Walked Between the Towers2006 - Winner
Gagne, PaulThe Man Who Walked Between the Towers2006 - Winner
Gagne, Paul R.The Dot2005 - Winner
Bresnahan, KarenThe Dot2005 - Winner
Reynolds, Peter H.The Dot2005 - Winner
Reilly, MelissaThe Dot2005 - Winner
Goldberger, GaryThe Dot2005 - Winner
Meath, JonathanThe Dot2005 - Winner
Reilly, MelissaGiggle, Giggle, Quack2004 - Winner
Gagne, Paul R.Giggle, Giggle, Quack2004 - Winner
Reilly, MelissaSo You Want to Be President?2003 - Winner
Gagne, Paul R.So You Want to Be President?2003 - Winner
Small, DavidSo You Want to Be President?2003 - Winner
St. George, JudithSo You Want to Be President?2003 - Winner
Edwards, AnthonyMy Louisiana Sky2002 - Winner
Holt, Kimberly WillisMy Louisiana Sky2002 - Winner
Carroll, WillardMy Louisiana Sky2002 - Winner
Di Loreto, DanteMy Louisiana Sky2002 - Winner
Wilhite, TomMy Louisiana Sky2002 - Winner
Sierra, JudyAntarctic Antics2001 - Winner
Gagne, Paul R.Antarctic Antics2001 - Winner
Allard, HarryMiss Nelson Has a Field Day2000 - Winner
Gagne, Paul R.Miss Nelson Has a Field Day2000 - Winner
Moynihan, FrankThe First Christmas1999 - Winner
Davenport, TomWilla: An American Snow White1998 - Winner
Mangan, TacyNotes Alive! On the Day You Were Born1997 - Winner
Henkes, KevinOwen1996 - Winner
Gagne, Paul R.Owen1996 - Winner
Sporn, MichaelWhitewash1995 - Winner
Fulton, RawnEric Carle: Picture Writer1994 - Winner
Soto, GaryThe Pool Party1993 - Winner
Kelly, JohnThe Pool Party1993 - Winner
Matulavich, PeterHarry Comes Home1992 - Winner
McQuilkin, GeorgeRalph S. Mouse1991 - Winner
Matthews, JohnRalph S. Mouse1991 - Winner
Cleary, BeverlyRalph S. Mouse1991 - Winner