In 2005, the Shaw Rocket Fund established an annual award for the best independently produced children’s, youth or family program. Since then, this annual award has grown to include evaluation of not only television programs, but related digital content such as websites and applications. In 2013, the Rocket Prize has expanded to three $25,000 annual awards, presented to winning programs in the children’s, youth, and family categories.
The Shaw Rocket Fund is honoured to have esteemed industry professionals as International Jurors, with children from across Canada serving as Kid Jurors.
The Shaw Rocket Fund and UK digital Incubator Wildseed Studios are excited to launch an innovative talent initiative that will encourage animation IP development opportunities for creators across Canada. This 2016 initiative is uniquely designed to provide tools for character development including workshops and specific training to propel ideas to their full potential. It will give creators of all ages and experience a forward-thinking, fun and interactive outlet to showcase their talent across the country, and to all the world. Check out the press release here.
International Emmy Kids Awards Partnership
In 2012, the Shaw Rocket Fund became presenting partner of the International Kids Emmy Awards in an initiative to promote excellence in Canadian children’s television programming internationally.