The International Media Literacy Olympiad (IMLO) is a student Media Literacy competition hosted by International Media Literacy Club each year in different countries.
The IMLO is an event in which 15-to-19-year-old students take part to be assessed in a multi-part examination of their ability to analyze and think about media messages and their creativity in media-related activities. Lastly, the participants will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals based on their scores.
The international event of IMLO will be held in two stages on December 2020.
The first stage deals with a free and online multiple-choice test which will be taken on 13th December 2020, at 9:00 am (GMT) on IMLO application which is available on google play store. all IMLO participants must participate in the first stage test whose score is a part of final score, having effect on the final rank.
All IMLO participants must participate in the first stage test whose score is a part of final score, having effect on the final rank.
The second stage of IMLO 2020 will be held as a two days online event in 26th & 27th December 2020. On these two days, well-qualified participants of the first stage will compete with each other in different forms such as multi-media test, short video clip making etc.
Also, IMLO 2020 includes some special events on the side such as “cinema panel” with the distinguished faces in the field of media being in attendance from different countries, “talk panel” about the media literacy issues of the day, with the experts and professors of this field being in attendance from different universities of the world, etc.
Finally, well-qualified participants will be awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals besides cash prizes according to the chart below.
IMLO 2020 sources
Whatever students need for participation in IMLO 2020 is available on the Library & Resources section of the IMLO application. The resources include two main parts;
1st: the Critical thinking & Media Literacy book( which is available on IMLO app and here) with 5 units and 18 lessons in which all media literacy issues have been discussed in a clear and simple way, and it is necessary for any third-millennium-generation youngster to read it!
2nd: a collection of articles on media literacy, written by international activists in this field.
Note that students are not to memorize anything as they does for another lessons such as Literature and Biology! However, a general acquaintance with the content of the resources is enough for participation in this event. We are not going to examine your memory but your thinking and analyzing.
To get more familiar with the type of questions in the first stage, they can use the Exam Simulator section in app.
For any question about IMLO 2020, contact us by email: info [at] imlo.org