Justin Time (Guru Studio), Rocket Monkeys (Breakthrough Entertainment) and If I Had Wings (Really Real Films) have each been awarded CDN$25,000 as the winners of the 2014 Shaw Rocket Prize for the best indie Canadian kids programs at a gala ceremony held in Ottawa, Canada last night.
The winners of the 10th annual Shaw Rocket Prize were determined by a National Kids Jury comprised of Canadian kids ages 17 and under.
Justin Time from Guru Studio producers Amy Robson, Mary Bredin and Frank Falcone won its portion of the CDN$75,000 pot in the preschool category (zero to five years); Rocket Monkeys, from producers Ira Levy, Joan Lambur and Mark Evestaff at Breakthrough, topped the children’s category (six to 12 years); and the Cynde Harmon-produced If I Had Wings claimed the youth and family category (13 to 17 years).
Last year’s winners were Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (9 Story Media Group), The Next Step (Temple Street Productions) and The Phantoms (Dream Street Productions). As of 2014, the Shaw Rocket Fund has awarded CDN$550,000 in prize money.
More information about the winners can be found here.