The ABU and CASBAA are now calling on Asia Pacific broadcasters for the ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award 2003. The Award is made each year to the best television programming on children's rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region. There is one category and one winner.

Programmes both for children and about children are eligible and can cover any child rights' issue. Entries can include documentaries that detail the plight of children, dramas that help break down stereotypes and discrimination, or animation that teaches and entertains, television can help in almost every area of child development.

Entries must have been broadcast between August 2002 and August 2003, should not exceed 60 minutes in length, and must be received by 29 August 2003. The Award will be presented at the CASBAA Convention in Hong Kong 27-31 October 2003. Entrants must specify who would collect the Award should the entry win. The winner wil be flown to Hong Kong for the award ceremony.

Television plays a significant role in shaping children's social and emotional development. Almost 90 percent of Asian homes and children in the region watch an average of 2-5 hours of television per day, and in some countries they watch as many as 20 hours per week. The ABU CASBAA UNICEF Child Rights Award was launched in 2001 to recognise the efforts of broadcasters in pursuing both the production of top quality children's programming and better news coverage of children's issues.

The Award has proved to be a tremendous success, last year attracting over 46 entries submitted by 22 broadcasters from 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.


ABU/CASBAA UNICEF Child Right Award 2003 - Brochure

Official Entry Form