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Canadian youth screen industry celebrated at Awards of Excellence

Canada's Youth Media Alliance paid homage to the country's producers and entertainers breaking ground in the field of children's screen entertainment at its annual Awards of Excellence gala last night. Read on for winners across television and digital content categories.
May 29, 2013

Canada’s Youth Media Alliance  paid homage to the country’s producers and entertainers breaking ground in the field of children’s screen entertainment at its annual Awards of Excellence gala last night. During the entertaining ceremony that included a Harlem Shake break, a Meatloaf-inspired tribute and a barrel of monkeys (a.k.a. the evening’s host Sean Cullen dressed as said simians),  15 awards were handed out. Read on for winners across television and digital content categories.

Grand Prize for Best Production

Degrassi (Never Ever, Part Two) – produced by: Epitome Pictures, aired on: Much Music

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Ages 3–5 Category

Kids’ CBC (Wowie Woah Woah!) – produced by and aired on: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Ages 6–8 Category

Giver (Newmarket – Car Park) – produced by: Sinking Ship Entertainment, aired on: TVO

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Ages 9–12 Category

Cross Country Fun Hunt (Nova Scotia to PEI) – produced by: Apartment 11 Productions, aired on: CBC

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Teen Category

IN REAL LIFE 3 (Marine Survivalists) – produced by: Apartment 11 Productions, aired on: YTV

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Interstitial, All Ages Category

Gisele’s Big Backyard (Fun and Friends in the Backyard!) – produced by and aired on: TVO

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Animation, Ages 3–5 Category

Stella and Sam (Night Fairies) – produced by: Radical Sheep Productions Inc., aired on: Disney Junior Canada

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Animation, Ages 6–8 Category

Jack (Sleepwalking Jack) – produced by: Groupe PVP inc., Sparky Animation, aired on: TVO

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Animation, Ages 9–14 Category

Jimmy Two-Shoes (Toast Busters/Beezy 2.0) – produced by: Breakthrough Entertainment, aired on: Teletoon

Award of Excellence for Best Original Digital Content

i Learn With Boing: Ocean Adventures! – produced by: Tribal Nova

Award of Excellence for Best Convergent Website

Cross Country Fun Hunt Interactive – produced by: Apartment 11 Productions

Award of Excellence for Best Convergent App

The Degrassi Mobile Game – produced by: Epitome Pictures

YMA Parents’ Award

TVOKids – Mark’s Moments (Braun Brothers) – produced by and aired on: TVO

Outstanding Achievement Award to Chris and Martin Kratt, founders and principals of the Kratt Brothers Company. The duo have created and produced more than 200 episodes of television including Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo, Be The Creature, and most recently, Wild Kratts.

Emerging Talent Award to Kristen McGregor, producer, researcher, and writer. She currently works as part of The Michael Cohen Group’s research team for season three of the Nick Jr. show The Bubble Guppies, and the US Department of Education’s UMIGO. McGregor is also the producer of the TVO Kids/Sinking Ship Entertainment series Giver.

About The Author
Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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