Find out more about the British Academy Children's Awards, an opportunity for BAFTA to recognise and reward excellence in Children's entertainment.
Programme-makers, directors, video game developers and online editors are today faced with huge challenges as they aim to educate and entertain children whose viewing skills and choices are already extremely sophisticated.
This makes the Academy's role in recognising and rewarding excellence in Children's entertainment all the more vital and challenging.
This year's British Academy Children's Awards will take place on Sunday 27 November 2011 to celebrate excellence in all forms of children's moving image entertainment, whether in film, television, video games or online.
While the annual Awards are voted for by BAFTA members (including film-makers, programme-makers and games developers), the Academy also gives children a voice. The BAFTA Kids' Vote
empowers children to vote for their favourite film, TV programme, video game and website of the past 12 months. View the exciting, interactive Kids' Vote website with awards announcements, games and blogs.
June 2010 saw the launch of BAFTA Young Game Designers
, a UK wide competition asking 11-16 year olds to plan, write and illustrate their idea for a new video game in teams of three. The winners received work experience with EA Bright Light and a working prototype of their entry was developed at Abertay University. In June 2011 the competition launched for the 2nd year. Find out more at the BAFTA Young Game Designers website
Between 2007 & 2009 BAFTA partnered with CBBC on the children's film-making initiative me and my movie
to inspire and enable children to make their own films and tell their own stories. A super jury comprising BAFTA experts, film-makers, writers and children's presenters decided the final nominations and eventual winner.