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Kidscreen Awards Announces Inclusivity Category

Kidscreen Awards Announces Inclusivity Category

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 The deadline for entries is Friday, September 11.

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Rebecca Ash

Rebecca is the Editorial Director at Total Licensing Ltd. She can be reached at

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