2009 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting Award
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 April 2009 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling for entries from radio and television broadcasters for the 2009 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Award.
This year’s Award will go to the broadcasters with the best programming that reflects the 2009 ICDB theme: Unite for Children - Tune in to Kids, and who demonstrates an overall dedication to youth-participation in media.
To be eligible for the ICDB Award, the broadcast on TV or Radio must have taken place on or around Sunday, 1 March 2009 in conjunction with the 2009 ICDB. The deadline for entries is 15 June 2009.
The ICDB Award honours programming that allows youth the opportunity to speak up and be heard. Programs should be for young people and created with some aspect of youth participation.
In a move to encourage more youth participation throughout the year, UNICEF considers not only the great work done for the ICDB but also the commitment broadcasters make to fostering youth and media on an ongoing basis.
Broadcasters that have programs to enter for competition can submit them to the UNICEF Regional office that covers their country. Broadcasters in Malaysia should send their entries to UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office based in Bangkok:
2009 ICDB Award
Programs will be judged regionally. Regional prize winners will go on to compete for the ICDB Award, presented at a special awards ceremony in New York in the fall.
The 2008 Award went to China Central Television (CCTBV) for their TV program “On the Road” while Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) clinched the Award for their radio program “Curious Minds”.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Kritsada Jirathun, UNICEF Bangkok