April 12, 2008

AWARDS / DEADLINES: 2008 International Children's Day of Broadcasting

2008 International Children's Day of Broadcasting

Deadline Date - May 16, 2008

To encourage youth participation in media throughout the year, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) will award the 2008 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Awards (ICDB). The competition is open to radio and television broadcasters who participated in the 2007 International Children's Day of Broadcasting with programmes on the theme “The World We Want.” To be eligible for the ICDB Award, broadcasts must have taken place on or around Sunday, 9 December 2007, and should be for young people and created with some aspect of youth participation.

ICDB, celebrated on the second Sunday of every December, is a day when broadcasters around the world focus on children. They air quality programming for and about children. But most of all, they allow children to be part of the programming process, to talk about their hopes and dreams and share information with their peers. The day is a joint initiative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Programmes will be judged regionally. Broadcasters that have programmes to enter for competition can submit them to the UNICEF Regional office that covers their country. For a list of countries and offices, click here . Prize winners will go on to compete for the ICDB Award, presented in New York City.

The deadline for application is May 16 2008.

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