The World Through Their Eyes

What is KWN?

KWN (Kid Witness News) is a global video education program supported by Panasonic, with the aim of boosting creativity and communication skills and fostering teamwork through video production by children at the primary and secondary school levels.

Mission

Panasonic aims to contribute to the realization of our philosophy and brand slogan “ A Better Life, A Better World. Continuing for 28 years for future generations, the program aims to stimulate Children’s creativity, build communication skills and encourage teamwork through video production by children at the primary and secondary school levels, based on children's point of view “The World Through Their Eyes.”

Global Development

More than 180,000 children around the world have participated in the KWN program since it first began in the U.S. in 1989. Panasonic lends video production equipment to schools for student video productions. Videos created by the students are submitted to an annual countries´/regions´ ?awards contest, with prizes awarded in over ten different categories, including news, documentaries, dramas, commercials, etc.

In 2004, an international category was created in the contest for the first time, taking the competition global. In keeping with this growing number of participating countries/regions, the KWN Global Contest has been held annually since 2008. As of March 2017, around 5,000 children from 343 schools in 18 countries/region around the world have participated in the past year

Global Contest

There are 3 themes of Communication, Environment and Sports for Global Contest. The video is created in the aspects of children. Among the videos from all over the world, our judges composed of video production experts, journalist, educators, and Panasonic officials select the Grand Prix winner and other top award winners.

Judging Process

Judging Process

Video Submission

Video Submission