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BAFTA Selects Jury For Young Presenter Competition

23 September 2016
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Jury members include presenters from hit shows on CBBC, CiTV, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon

Winner will host behind-the-scenes coverage at November’s British Academy Children’s Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the jury for its first ever BAFTA Kids Young Presenter Competition.

The independent jury comprises some of the most well-known presenters in children’s television, including:

Jury Chair: Head of Top Creators, YouTube, EMEA Rosie Allimonos

Officially Amazing (CBBC) presenter Ben Shires

Editorial Manager, Into Film Charlie Wainwright

The Evermoor Chronicles Actress and presenter Georgia Lock

CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton

Blue Peter (CBBC) presenter Lindsey Russell

Scrambled presenter London Hughes

Editor in Chief, First News Nicky Cox MBE

Nick Kicks presenter Rachel Stringer

BAFTA Kids launched its inaugural Young Presenter Competition last week, inviting aspiring young presenters to submit a short video of no more than two minutes, which shows them interviewing someone to whom they would like to give an award. This might be a teacher, parent, brother, sister or friend. The lucky winner will get the once-in-a-lifetime experience of hosting BAFTA’s behind-the-scenes coverage at the British Academy Children’s Awards on 20 November at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.

In their video, budding presenters are required to introduce the person receiving the award, ask them three questions, and conclude with explaining why their recipient deserves an award. Each video should include the line “Reporting for BAFTA Kids” either at the start or end of the film. The BAFTA jury is looking for a young presenter, aged between seven and 14, who is friendly and engaging with a real passion for presenting.

The deadline for entries is 6 October 2016. The jury will shortlist three candidates and will select the winning entrant.  The winner will be notified on 20 October 2016.

This competition forms part of the BAFTA Kids programme, a year-round series of events for families across the UK, run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, including workshops, roadshows and masterclasses. BAFTA Kids’ activity provides an entertaining introduction to the world of children’s film, television, games and websites, showcasing the winners and nominees from the annual British Academy Children’s Awards, which recognises and celebrates excellence in the children’s media industry.  

Full details of the competition are available at

For accreditation, free photography, BAFTA logos, press releases and more visit


Notes to Editors:

For more information, please contact:

Amanda Hearn at freuds
T: 0203 003 6456
E: [email protected]

Hephzibah Kwakye-Saka at freuds
T: 0203 003 6482
E: [email protected]

The prize will include travel and accommodation for the winner and one chaperone (18+)

The competition is open to children ages between 7 and 14 inclusive and full permission of the parents or guardians will be required.


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit For more, visit

About BAFTA Kids

BAFTA Kids is a programme of events and initiatives for families across the UK run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, offering insight into creative excellence within film, television and games. The programme features behind-the-scenes roadshows, workshops and masterclasses with BAFTA-winning talent, online challenges and competitions, and special hospice screenings. Whereas BAFTA’s annual British Academy Children’s Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within these industries, BAFTA Kids is a trusted and accessible brand for families to explore and discover new, innovative and non-mainstream work, helping them deepen their appreciation of the films, television programmes and games they enjoy.