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.