DAILY NEWS Jan 24, 2013 7:35 AM - 0 comments

Awards Competition for Multi-Platform Youth Content Opens

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TV programming and digital content for young viewers created over the past two years will be honoured by the Youth Media Alliance with the launch of its English-language Awards of Excellence.

YMA has made its call for entries to the competition, in which a total of 14 awards will be handed out, including the Grand Prize for the most outstanding production to hit the small screen (all platforms) in the past two years. Other awards will be handed out for emerging talent and lifetime achievement.

This year, YMA will be adding a new prize, the Parents’ Choice Award, to recognize the best production selected by parents.

The awards gala – to be held on May 28, 2013 at the CBC’s Glenn-Gould Studio in Toronto – is also intended to further stimulate Canada’s English-speaking youth digital and television production industry.

The competition is open to all Canadian-made youth productions originally broadcast in English within Canada between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2012. Nominations must be submitted by no later than Friday, February 15, 2013, at 5 p.m.

More information is available on the Alliance website, www.ymamj.org

YMA is also seeking eligible nominees for the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Emerging Talent Award, to be handed out at the Gala. This call for entries closes on Monday, February 25, 2013, at 5 p.m.

The 2013 English-language Awards of Excellence Gala is made possible thanks to the contribution of the sponsors: CBC/Radio-Canada and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund.

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