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Kidscreen Awards 2021 Now Open for Entries


Heading into its 12th year of celebrating excellence in children’s television and digital entertainment, Kidscreen Awards is proudly introducing a new category for inclusive programming to recognize kids TV content that represents BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), LGBTQ+ and disabled characters in a positive and non-stereotypical way.

Programming entries are now being accepted for Preschool (0 to 5), Kids (6 to 10) and Tweens/Teens (11 to 17) in the following categories:

• Best New Series

• Best Animated Series

• Best Mixed-Media Series

• Best Live-Action Series

• Best One-off, Special or TV Movie

• Best Short Film

• Best in Class

• Best Inclusivity

Then there are the Broadcasting categories:

• Channel of the Year

• Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team

• Best Programming Block

• Best Kids-Only Streaming Service

And finally, the Digital categories for Preschool (0 to 5) and Kids (6 and up):

• Best Game App—Original

• Best Game App—Branded

• Best Learning App—Original

• Best Learning App—Branded

• Best Alternative Game

• Best YouTube Channel

• Best Web/App Series—Original

• Best Web/App Series—Branded

• Best Website

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 $300 until August 7, and US $400 afterwards. Additional entry into the “Best in Class” or “Best Inclusivity” fields requires an extra fee of US $100.

Winners will be announced at an evening presentation event as part of next year’s Kidscreen Summit, which is planned to take place in Miami from February 7 to 10. Detailed information on eligibility, judging and entering can be found at awards.kidscreen.com. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 11