The 10th-annual Kidscreen Awards has officially opened for entries—celebrating the best in children’s television and digital entertainment across programming, broadcasting and digital.
Award winners will be announced and celebrated at an evening presentation event that’s part of next year’s Kidscreen Summit, which is set to take place in Miami from February 11 to 14.
Entries are now being accepted in the following categories until September 14:
Best in Class
Best New Series
Best Animated Series
Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
Best One-off, Special or TV Movie
Best Voice Talent
Channel of the Year
Best Channel Design
Best Programming Block
Best Channel Website
Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team
Best Game App—Original
Best Game App—Branded
Best Learning App—Original
Best Learning App—Branded
Best Streaming Video Platform
Best Web/App Series—Original
Best Web/App Series—Branded
Early-bird entry fees are in effect again this year—the cost to enter is US$300 until August 10, and US$400 after that date. Entry into the Best in Class Programming supercategory requires an additional fee of US$100.
Last year’s presentation event was hosted by comedian Darrin Rose and exclusively sponsored by the Canada Media Fund. Amazon Studios, Sesame Workshop and DreamWorks were among the big winners, with Amazon bringing home six awards including Best in Class and Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie for its preschool program Snowy Day. Additionally, UK pubcaster CBeebies managed to snag the Broadcasting category’s coveted Channel of the Year prize.