Kidscreen Awards open for entries

This year sees the Kidscreen Awards add a new category for inclusive programming

Written by Georgie Dobie

Posted 14.07.2020 | Entertainment

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Heading into its 12th year of celebrating excellence in children’s television and digital entertainment, Kidscreen Awards is proudly introducing a new category for inclusive programming to recognise kids TV content that represents BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour), LGBTQ+ and disabled characters in a positive and non-stereotypical way.

Programming entries are now being accepted for Pre-school (0 to 5), Kids (6 to 10) and Tweens/Teens (11 to 17) in the following categories: 

  • Best New Series  
  • Best Animated Series 
  • Best Mixed-Media Series 
  • Best Live-Action Series 
  • Best One-off, Special or TV Movie 
  • Best Short Film 
  • Best in Class 
  • Best Inclusivity 

Then there are the Broadcasting categories:

  • Channel of the Year 
  • Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team 
  • Best Programming Block 
  • Best Kids-Only Streaming Service 

And finally, the Digital categories for Pre-school (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 
  • 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 US$300 until 7 August, and US$400 afterwards. Additional entry into the Best in Class or Best Inclusivity fields requires an extra fee of US$100.

Winners will be announced at an evening presentation event as part of next year’s Kidscreen Summit, which is planned to take place in Miami from 7 to 10 February 2021.

Detailed information on eligibility, judging and entering can be found at awards.kidscreen.com. The deadline for entries is Friday 11 September 2020.

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