Celebrating the year’s finest work in children’s television and digital entertainment, the 14th annual Kidscreen Awards is officially accepting entries.
New this year is a Best Podcast category, which is open to both scripted and unscripted series. Podcast entries will be evaluated by a select group of industry execs based on quality of writing, directing, sound production, music and voice talent.
All winners will be announced at a high-profile Kidscreen Awards ceremony taking place during Kidscreen Summit 2023 (February 12 to 15, Miami).
Beginning today, programming entries are being accepted in the following categories for projects targeting preschoolers (zero to five), kids (six to 10) and tweens/teens (11 to 15):
Best New Series
Best Animated Series
Best Mixed-Media Series
Best Live-Action Series
Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Best Holiday or Special Episode
Best in Class
A set of Creative Talent awards will also be given out to projects from the programming categories that merit special consideration for excellence in animation, design , writing, directing, music, acting (live action only) and voice talent (animation only).
This year’s broadcasting categories are:
Channel of the Year
Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team
Best Kids-Only Streaming Service
And we’ll also celebrate the industry’s best digital media products and platforms for preschoolers (zero to five) and kids (six and up) in these categories:
Best Alternative Game
Best Game App—Branded
Best Game App—Original (kids only)
Best Learning App—Branded
Best Learning App—Original
Best Web/App Series—Branded
Best Web/App Series—Original
Best YouTube Channel
The deadline to enter is Friday, September 9. Entry fees are US$400 until August 12, and US$500 afterwards. Additional entry into the “Best in Class” field requires an extra fee of US$100. Detailed information on eligibility, judging and entering can be found at awards.kidscreen.com.
Winners of the 2022 Kidscreen Awards will be announced at Kidscreen Summit 2022 on July 19, our first live Kidscreen Awards ceremony since 2020. Voice actor and comedian Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo, Loud House) is hosting.
Comedian Emma Hunter was brilliant as the host of Kidscreen’s first-ever virtual awards ceremony last year, where US pubcaster PBS KIDS walked away with the most awards (eight), including Best Inclusivity in Kids Programming for Molly of Denali, and Channel of the Year for the third year in a row. Disney and ABC Australia were not far behind with seven wins each.