The Children’s Choice Awards

The Children’s Choice Awards is an intervention into the structure and institution of an arts festival, where a group of between 20 to 80 ten-year-olds from local public schools are appointed the official festival Jury, are chauffeured to and from festival shows to see the art, take notes, and size it all up. The judges respond to criteria that they have created from their vast expertise, and collectively they determine up to 50 award categories and vote on the winners. The project culminates in an Awards Ceremony where the kids present hand-made trophies to the winners, all decided by them, and described in their own words. Check-out the action and the award winners on the project blog:

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photo: Chime Dolkar (featuring Tashi Dolkar)