Media Advisory: Panasonic to Announce Winner of 21st Annual Kid Witness News Video Competition at Awards Ceremony

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US Video of the Year will be entered in global competition.

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WHAT:     Panasonic Kid Witness News Awards Ceremony
    Student teams representing:

  •     Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (Middle School) (Vista, CA)
  •     Maui High School (Kahului, HI)
  •     Vista Academy High School (Denver, CO)
  •     Val Verde High School (Perris, CA)

will visit Panasonic Corporation of North America’s headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey as finalists in the annual Panasonic Kid Witness News (KWN) national video education program and competition. One of the four schools will be honored with the US Video of the Year Award at and their video will automatically be entered as the US video in the Panasonic Global Kid Witness News competition.

WHO:     Joseph M. Taylor – Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Brenda Blackmon – News Anchor, My9 News & KWN Awards Ceremony Emcee
    Eisuke Tsuyuzaki – Chief Technology Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Members of the Newark, New Jersey Municipal Council:    
    The Honorable Mildred C. Crump
    The Honorable Carlos M. Gonzales
    The Honorable Darin S. Sharif
    Senior Executives from:        
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Montclair State University,
    University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
    Bronx Community College
    Newark Brick City Development Corporation
    Representatives from Newark and Hudson County New Jersey Public Schools

WHEN:     Friday, May 11 @ 12:00 noon

WHERE:     Panasonic Corporation of North America, 1 Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ
    The awards ceremony can also be viewed live online at:

ABOUT:    Panasonic Kid Witness News is a program that provides students with state-of-the-art, high definition digital video studio cameras and equipment as tools to communicate video stories. The videos made by the students offer a way for everyone to see “The World Through Their Eyes.” The program began in 1989 with one school in New Jersey and has since grown to include participants from 76 schools throughout the United States and 718 schools in 31 countries and regions worldwide. For more information on the Panasonic Kid Witness News program please visit

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