Call for submissions for the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2011

Child Rights Awards

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), CASBAA and UNICEF are calling on Asia–Pacific broadcasters and producers for entries for the 2011 Child Rights Award.

The award is given each year to the best television programming on children’s rights produced in the Asia–Pacific region. It recognizes the efforts of broadcasters in pursuing both the production of good-quality children’s programming and better coverage of children’s issues.

Programmes both for children and about children are eligible and can cover any children’s 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. Entries must have been broadcast between June 2010 and May 2011 and must be received by 15 June 2011. The award will be presented during the CASBAA Convention in early November 2011. The winner will be flown to Hong Kong for the ceremony.

Eligible countries are Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, , Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, DPR Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.

For more information, please visit the Child Rights Award website (www.childrightsaward.org)

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