Heading into its sixth year of singling out and celebrating the year’s best kids programming and broadcasting work, Kidscreen Awards 2015 is now accepting entries.
Early-bird entry fees are in effect again this year to reward companies that complete their entries well before deadline.
New this year is a Programming Category for Best New Animation to call special attention to outstanding kids shows that have launched in the last year. The Best Companion Website has been retired due to overlap with a similar category in the iKids Awards set.
Entries are now being accepted for shows that target preschoolers (zero to five), kids (six to 10) and tweens/teens (11 to 17) in the following programming categories: Best New Series, Best Animated Series, Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series, and Best One-off, Special or TV Movie. The programming categories deadline is September 19, 2014.
The early-bird entry fee for the programming category is US$300 until August 15 and after that it becomes US$400.
Winners will again be chosen by juries of highly respected entertainment professionals, who will also single out programs that merit special Creative Talent Awards for animation, directing, voice talent, writing, music, design and acting.
In Kidscreen’s Broadcasting Categories, dedicated kids channels and strands from around the world can compete for the following Kidscreen Awards: Channel of the Year, Best Channel Design, Best Channel Website, Best Interstitial Campaign, Best Integrated Promotion and Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team. The broadcasting categories deadline is October 31, 2014.
The early bird entry fee for the Channel of the Year is US$250 until September 19, going to US$350 after September 19. For the rest of the broadcasting categories, the early bird entry fee is US$500 until September 19, after which it becomes US$700.
Entries in these streams will be shortlisted by Kidscreen’s esteemed editorial team, and the final winners determined by an industry vote open to the magazine’s 10,000-plus readers.
Winners in all categories will be announced at an evening presentation event as part of next year’s Kidscreen Summit.
For more detailed information on eligibility, judging and entering, go to awards.kidscreen.com.