Bologna New Media Prize Finalists Announced

Demonstration of EBooks at "Dust or Magic Bologna"
A message from Warren Buckleitner, Coordinator, 2003 Bologna New Media Prize:

ěToday, I am pleased to announce 20 finalists for the 2003 Bologna New Media Prize, chosen from 815 children's interactive media products considered from around the world. The jurors are now working to narrow this list to the six winners, to be announced during the opening ceremony of the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

These 20 products exemplify the "magic" of good design. That's why we will be demonstrating specific attributes of each during a new conference on children's new media design called "Dust or Magic Bologna -- From Paper to Pixels" to be held prior to the Bologna Children's Book Fair (March 31 - April 1). If you are not familiar with this event and have an interest in the design of interactive media products for children, I invite you to participate. It promises to be a rich, inspirational meeting.î


* Animal Crossing, Nintendo, JAPAN
* Bygg hus med Mulle Meck, Levande Bocker, SWEDEN
* Curious George Downtown Adventure, Knowledge Adventure, USA
* Dogz 5 and Catz 5, Ubi Soft Entertainment, USA/FRANCE
* Domicile D'Ange Heureux, DADA Media, FRANCE
* Fritz & Fertig- Schach lernen und trainieren, Terzio, GERMANY
* Historion, HEUREKA- Klett Softwareverlag GmbH, GERMANY
* I Spy Challenger (Game Boy Advance), Scholastic Consumer Software, USA
* Math Arena Advanced, Sunburst Technology, USA
* Ollo and the Sunny Valley Fair, Hulabee Entertainment, USA
* Quantum Pad Learning System (Interactive Sampler, Grades 3-5), Leapfrog, USA
* Rome and the Cats of the Colosseum (Roma E I Gatti Del Colosseo), Lightbox Software, ITALY
* STARBRIGHT Asthma CD-ROM Game: Quest for the Code, STARBRIGHT Foundation/Imaginengine, USA
* The Fin, Fur, and Feather Bureau of Investigation (, WGBH Educational Foundation, USA
* The Magic School Bus Web Site, Scholastic Entertainment Inc., USA
* Time Engineers, Software Kids, LLC, Inc, USA
*, Kuniverse Ltd., KOREA
*, FC Multimedia, ITALY
* Zook, Explores the Seasons, QA International, CANADA
* Zoombinis Island Odyssey, Riverdeep - The Learning Company USA

To learn more about Dust or Magic Bologna: From Pixels to Paper

To learn more about the Bologna New Media Prize