Kid Witness News (KWN) 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 elementary and secondary school levels.

Students are invited to create and develop an idea for a short documentary film based on one of two themes:

  • Theme 1: Communication
  • Theme 2: The Environment

Initial entries are submitted on storyboards, with the top 5 storyboards selected to progress to the next stage of the programme. These 5 schools will be awarded the latest Panasonic camera equipment in order to develop their idea into a 5 minute DVD,  along with coaching and assistance from an industry professional. Schools that are not selected can still submit their video entry using their own equipment.


Reasons for your school to participate

  • The top overall film winners will be awarded an overseas trip for two students and one teacher to the KWN Asia/Oceania regional awards.
  • KWN is designed to be flexible enough to fit into your curriculum. You will be free to implement the competition into your regular classing schedules; however there are some competition rules/guidelines that must be adhered to.
  • Prizes will be awarded to top primary and secondary schools that participate. 


Previous Entrants 

Mt Aspiring College - The Invitation 2011 Regional

Over the last few years we have had a number of great entries from schools throughout New Zealand, each of which we have uploaded to the KWN YouTube channel. Take a look! 


To learn more about KWN, take a look at the Kid Witness News website.

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