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Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2016

Tuesday 7 June 2016, by SIGNIS

Bali, June, 7th, 2016 (Comminit). "Showcase your creative talent and commitment to children’s rights. Gain recognition from UNICEF, industry associations, and your peers. Bring your stories to a global audience."

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), CASBAA (an association for the multichannel audiovisual content creation and distribution industry across Asia), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) invite broadcasters and producers to submit entries to the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2016. Since 2001, the award has been given each year to recognise the efforts of broadcasters and producers in pursuing high-quality children’s programming and better coverage of children’s issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

Programmes for and about children are eligible and can cover any child rights issue. Entries can include documentaries that detail the plight of children, dramas that help break down stereotypes and discrimination, or animation that teaches and entertains.

The award will be presented during the ABU General Assembly in Bali in late October 2016.

Deadline Date: June 15, 2016

Application Info:

This competition is open to all ABU and CASBAA members in the Asia-Pacific region. To enter, please submit the entry form here. Entries must have been broadcast between June 2015 and May 2016 and must be submitted via YouTube by June 15 2016. There is no limit on the number of entries and no fee to enter. Non-English narration and non-English subtitles require a script in English. For more information, click here or email kjirathun@unicef.org

Previous Winners:
Click here to watch the 10 short-listed documentaries for 2015. The 2015 winner was "Reel Time: Bamboo", a documentary produced and broadcast by GMA Network, Philippines. The programme follows the lives of three boys who earn a living by cutting down bamboo poles on the mountainside and carry them back home.

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