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The Youth Media Alliance (YMA) seeks to enrich the lives of Canadian children and teens by helping improve the quality of the content created for them on all screen-based media. The Alliance pursues its mission of encouraging high-quality content by presenting annual awards of excellence to the best productions targeting young English- and French-speaking Canadians, and emerging talent by awarding scholarships.

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Winners of the 2024 Awards of Excellence

Montreal, May 22nd, 2024 – The Youth Media Alliance (YMA) unveiled the winners of the 2024 Awards of Excellence at a touching and hilarious gala held in Montreal at Radio-Canada. The event was hosted by Gregory Charles and scripted by Luc Michaud. The YMA celebrates the best in Canadian media production for children and youth.

This year's celebration of the children's content production industry was a special one. It kicked off with a cocktail party held simultaneously in Toronto at CORUS (hosted by Joe Motiki and scripted by Daniel Fernandes) and in Montreal at Radio-Canada to celebrate the YMA’s 50th anniversary and pay tribute to the key people who have contributed to the advancement of the YMA and children's content over the years. The gala followed in Montreal with the distribution of awards only. The ten (10) honorees and fifteen (15) awards were announced.

Congratulations to all winners!

The YMA honors Johane Landry and Anaïs Cadorette-Bonin at the 2024 French-language Awards of Excellence gala

Montreal, April 17th, 2024 – For the annual gala of its Awards of Excellence, the Youth Media Alliance (YMA) gives the Prix pour une carrière vouée à l’excellence to Johane Landry and the Prix de la Découverte (formerly Prix de la Relève) to Anaïs Cadorette-Bonin.

Taking place on May 22, it will kick off with a cocktail reception held simultaneously in Toronto at CORUS, and Montreal at Radio Canada. The awards gala will follow in Montreal only with the distribution of prizes. They will be announcing the ten (10) tribute honorees and fifteen (15) prizes. Tickets go on sale April 22.

The YMA pays tribute to 10 youth media personalities for its 50th anniversary

Montreal, April 8th, 2024 – To celebrate its 50th anniversary and annual gala for its Awards of Excellence, the Youth Media Alliance (YMA) pays tribute to ten (10) youth media personalities who have contributed to the advancement of the YMA and youth content over the years.

The honorees will be Robert Roy, Nina Keogh, Kim Yaroshevskaya, Ira Levy, Diane England, Agnes Augustin, Madeleine Lévesque, Nancy Chapelle, Marie-Pierre Gariépy and Toni Stevens, 1 by decade; 5 francophones in Montreal and 5 anglophones in Toronto.

Taking place on May 22, it will kick off with a cocktail reception held simultaneously in Toronto at CORUS, and Montreal at Radio Canada. The awards gala will follow in Montreal only with the distribution of prizes. They will be announcing the ten (10) tribute honorees and fifteen (15) prizes. Tickets go on sale April 22.

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Upcoming Events

Prix Jeunesse International 2024

 

The YMA will be there. Will you?

May 24 - 29, 2024 in Munich, Germany

 
Kids TV's premier get-together for content, innovation and quality

2024 Kidscreen Summit

The YMA will be attending the 2024 Kidscreen Summit in San Diego (February 4 to 7), thanks to renewed support of Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), Ontario Creates, and Creative BC.

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Call for Entries for PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2024

Call for Entries for PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2024!

We invite you to submit your best children’s and youth TV programmes of the last two years to the competition.

Deadline for programme submissions: 8 December 2023. You can find the contest rules and entry forms on our website: www.prixjeunesse.de

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2024 Awards of Excellence

Deadline for tickets
Closed

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YMA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Youth Production Scholarship

Call for Entries

Deadline Companies: May 31, 2024

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SILENT AUCTION - Online

Until tomorrow May 23, 12 noon.
YMA's 1st fundraising event
Get your bids in!

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Steven DeNure Scholarship Application

Call for Applications
Deadline: May 31, 2024

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