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Shaw Rocket Fund announces finalists

The Shaw Rocket Fund in Canada has announced the nine 2013 Shaw Rocket Prize Finalists. With three finalists in each category, a National Kids Jury will choose the winners in the Preschool 0-5 years, Children 6-12 years, and Youth 13-17 years/Family categories.
October 7, 2013

The Shaw Rocket Fund in Canada has announced the nine 2013 Shaw Rocket Prize Finalists. With three finalists in each category, a National Kids Jury will choose the winners in the Preschool 0-5 years, Children 6-12 years, and Youth 13-17 years/Family categories. Kids start voting on October 9, 2013, and the winners will be announced on November 20, 2013.

The finalists are as follows:

Preschool:

Bookaboo, Cité Amérique

Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood,  9 Story Entertainment

Roll Play, Sinking Ship Entertainment

Children six to 12:

Almost Naked Animals (Season 3), 9 Story Entertainment

Rocket Monkeys, Breakthrough Entertainment

The Next Step, Temple Street Productions

Youth and Family:

Animism: The Gods’ Lake, Zeros 2 Heroes Media

Blackbird, Story Engine Pictures Inc.

The Phantoms, Dream Street Pictures Inc.

Established in 2004, the Shaw Rocket Prize is a  CDN$75,000 award, split into three CDN$25,000 prizes for the best independent Canadian kids’ programs in three categories as selected by an international jury and kids from across Canada.  Previous winners include Degrassi: The Next Generation, Being Ian, Make Some Noise, Life with Derek, Sticks and Stones, Dino Dan, Wingin’ It and My Babysitter’s a Vampire.
About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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