January 15, 2013 - by Mediacaster
YMA Launches English-language Awards Program
Youth Media Alliance (YMA) today announced the launch of its English-language Awards of Excellence. This edition of the awards will honour achievement in TV programming and digital content for young viewers over the past two years.
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.
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, along with awards for emerging talent and lifetime achievement.
This year, YMA will be adding a new price, the Parents’ Choice Award, to recognize the best production selected by parents.
A true celebration of excellence, the awards gala – to be held on May 28, 2013 at the CBC’s Glenn-Gould Studio in Toronto – will further stimulate Canada’s English-speaking youth digital and television production industry.
Call for Entries – Outstanding Achievement Award and Emerging Talent Award
YMA is 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. For more details visit our website: ymamj.org.
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.