Heading into its 14th year of celebrating excellence in children’s television and digital entertainment, Kidscreen Awards 2023 is officially open for entries.
New this year is a Best Podcast Award, which is open to series, both scripted and unscripted. Podcast entries will be evaluated by a select group of industry execs based on quality of writing, directing, sound production, music and voice and talent.
Kidscreen Awards 2023 Programming entries are being accepted for Preschool (0 to 5), Kids (6 to 10) and Tweens/Teens (11 to 15) in the following categories:
• Best New Series
• Best Animated Series
• Best Best Mixed-Media Series
• Best Live-Action Series
• Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
• Best Holiday or Special Episode
• Best Podcast
• Best Inclusivity
• Best in Class
Then there are the Broadcasting categories:
• Channel of the Year
• Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team
• Best Kids-Only Streaming Service
And finally, the Digital categories for Preschool (0 to 5) and Kids (6 and up):
• 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 Website
• Best YouTube Channel
Early-Bird entry fees are in effect, offering savings to companies that complete their entries well before deadline. For all categories, the entry fee is US$400 until August 12, and US$500 after that date. Additional entry into the “Best in Class” field requires an extra fee of US$100.
Winners will be revealed at the annual Kidscreen Awards ceremony taking place at Kidscreen Summit 2023 in Miami from February 13 to 16. Detailed information on eligibility, judging and entering can be found at awards.kidscreen.com. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 9.