The program’s newest category for Best Inclusivity in kids programming, which was launched last year to celebrate the balanced representation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), LGTBQ+ and disabled characters in a positive and non-stereotypical way, will now also recognize efforts made behind the scenes to ensure that the diverse voices and communities portrayed on-screen are involved in the production as well.
And a brand-new category for Best Holiday or Special Episode will recognize series segments that celebrate a holiday, seasonal or cultural theme.
Programming entries are being accepted for Preschool (0 to 5), Kids (6 to 10) and Tweens/Teens (11 to 15) in the following categories:
• Best New Series;
• Best Animated Series;
• Best Live-Action Series;
• Best Mixed-Media Series;
• Best Holiday or Special Episode;
• Best One-Off,
• Best Short Film;
• Best Inclusivity; and
• Best in Class.
Then there are the Broadcasting categories:
• Channel of the Year;
• Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team;
• Best Programming Block; and
• Best Kids-Only Streaming Service.
And finally, the Digital categories for Preschool (0 to 5) and Kids (6 and up):
• Best Game App—Original;
• Best Game App—Branded;
• Best Learning App—Original;
• Best Learning App—Branded;
• Best Alternative Game;
• Best YouTube Channel;
• Best Web/App Series—Original;
• Best Web/App Series—Branded; and
• Best Website.
Early-Bird entry fees are in effect, offering savings to companies that complete their entries well before deadline. For all categories, the entry fee is U.S. $300 until August 13, and U.S. $400 after that date. Additional entry into the “Best in Class” field requires an extra fee of U.S. $100.
Winners will be announced at an evening presentation event as part of next year’s Kidscreen Summit, which will take place live in Miami from February 14 to 17.
Detailed information on eligibility, judging and entering can be found at awards.kidscreen.com. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 10.
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