Kidscreen Awards Add New Categories in Response to Kids Content Market


The Kidscreen Awards, now entering its 11th year, will introduce new categories for live-action series, short films, SVOD platforms, kids-only streaming services, and YouTube channels to keep pace with the changing kids content market.


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


  • Best New Series
  • Best Animated Series
  • Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
  • Best Live-Action Series
  • Best One-off, Special or TV Movie
  • Best Short Film
  • Best in Class


Then there are the Broadcasting categories:

  • Channel of the Year
  • Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team
  • Best Programming Block
  • Best SVOD Platform
  • Best Kids-Only Streaming Service


Digital categories for Preschool (0–5) and Kids (6 and up) include:

  • Best Game App—Original
  • Best Game App—Branded
  • Best Learning App—Original
  • Best Learning App—Branded
  • Best Game (other)
  • Best YouTube Channel
  • Best Web/App Series—Original
  • Best Web/App Series—Branded
  • Best Website


Early-Bird Entry Fees are in effect again, offering savings to companies that complete their entries well before deadline. For all categories, the entry fee is $300 until August 9, and $400 afterward. Additional entry into the Best in Class field requires an extra fee of $100.


Winners will be announced at an evening presentation event as part of next year’s Kidscreen Summit, which is set to take place in Miami, February 10–13. All Kidscreen Summit delegates will be invited to attend the ceremony and cocktail party as part of their event experience, after registering online at Other guests can sign up to attend just the Kidscreen Awards event for $150, beginning in January. Detailed information on eligibility, judging, and entering can be found at The deadline for entries is September 13.