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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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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.

Gregory Charles and Joe Motiki will host the 50th Anniversary Cocktail and the 2024 YMA French-Language Awards of Excellence in Montreal and Toronto

Montreal, March 27th, 2024 – The Youth Media Alliance (YMA)’s 50th Anniversary Cocktail and Awards of Excellence Gala will be hosted by Gregory Charles in Montreal and by Joe Motiki in Toronto. This year's celebration of the youth content production industry will be a special one. Taking place on May 22, it will kick off with a cocktail reception held simultaneously in Toronto at CORUS, and 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 youth content over the years. 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 Youth Media Alliance unveils the nominees of the 2024 French-Language Awards of Excellence

Montreal, March 12th, 2024 - The Awards of Excellence general jury has made its choice. The Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is proud to unveil the productions in the running for an Award of Excellence. This year's celebration of the youth content production industry will be a special one. Taking place on May 22nd, it will kick off with a cocktail reception held simultaneously in Toronto and Montreal 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 content over the years, then the awards gala will follow in Montreal only with the distribution of prizes. Tickets go on sale April 22nd.

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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

Start date for gala tickets sale
April 22, 2024

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YMA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship

Call for Applications

Deadline Candidates: March 15, 2024
Deadline Companies: April 15, 2024

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SILENT AUCTION - Online

Coming soon from April 8 to 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 10 2024

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