Kidscreen launches iKids awards to celebrate digital entertainment excellence.
TORONTO, CANADA -- Kidscreen announced the launch of a brand-new set of awards to recognize and celebrate the market’s best digital media products and platforms for children.
From today until the deadline of Friday, November 5, Kidscreen will be accepting entries online at ikids.kidscreen.com in the following categories:
Preschool (0 to 5) Best Website Best Learning App Best Game App Best eBook Best Console Video Game Best Handheld Video Game Best Streaming Video Platform
Kids (6 and up) Best Website Best Learning App Best Game App Best eBook Best Console Video Game Best Handheld Video Game Best Streaming Video Platform
While the entry period is open, Kidscreen will be assembling a panel of 10 highly respected and professionally qualified judges to assess the entries and determine a final winner in each category as a group.
These winners will be announced live at an awards ceremony and cocktail party capping off our iKids conference in New York on February 4, 2013.
“For five years now, our Kidscreen Awards have been shining a spotlight on the industry’s best work in children’s television,” says Jocelyn Christie, Kidscreen’s VP & Publisher. “But with so much outstanding entertainment content now reaching kids in digital formats, it’s unquestionably the right time to expand our spotlight and look at best efforts on non-TV platforms.”
More information about the iKids Awards—including categories, eligibility, judging and entering—is available at ikids.kidscreen.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.