1. Grand Prize
Awarded by our juries of industry professionals, the Grand Prize for Best Production goes to the top production from among all entries received.
2 to 6. Award of Excellence for Best Program
Juries of youth production professionals grant these awards (6) to children’s and youth programs that stand out for their excellence. The categories are:Live Action Ages 3–5 Category, Live Action Ages 6–9 Category, Live Action 9 + Category, Animation Ages 3–5 Category, Animation Ages 6–9 Category, Animation Ages 9 + Category
7. Award of Excellence, Best Original Interactive Content
(Apps, web games, interactive websites, etc.)
Awarded by our juries of industry professionals, this prize goes to the best digital production intended for interactive platforms. . The production will have demonstrated the ability to create an environment and experience specific to its target audience and platform. The chosen production provides an enriched, intelligent environment fostering user engagement and active participation. Original digital content must not be related to any existing television series, program or film.
8. Award of Excellence, Best Original Digital Content
(Webseries, YouTubers/Creators, non-interactive website, videos, etc)
Awarded by our juries of industry professionals, this prize goes to the best non-interactiveproduction intended exclusively for a digital platform. The chosen production stands out for its excellence – more specifically the quality of its pace and editing, its ability to reach its target audience, and a script or content well adapted to the intended platform and audience.
9. Award of Excellence, Best Cross-platform Interactive Content
(Apps, web games, interactive websites, etc. related to a production)
Awarded by our juries of industry professionals, this prize recognizes the best convergent website and/or app that succeeds in creating a strong tie-in between the original program and its digital extensions.In proposing an approach that combines interactivity with linear content, the producers must have demonstrated their ability to leverage the various forms of expression enabled by digital platforms.
10. Outstanding Achievement Award
Given for a distinguished career in youth production in Canada, this prestigious prize salutes the individual’s contributions to the industry, leadership skills, ability to innovate and inspire and career-long commitment to young Canadians.
11. Emerging Talent Award
This award is given to a promising professional whose achievements have made him or her a rising star in children’s programming. This award encourages young creators and broadcast professionals to outdo themselves and, more importantly, to pursue a career in youth production.