Kuala Lumpur/Hong Kong/Bangkok, 15 April 2016 – The 2016 Child Rights Award for TV broadcasters and producers in Asia is now open for entries. This prestigious award, which is a partnership between the ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF, is now in its 16th year.
Programmes that promote understanding of the rights and needs of children, either for children or about children, are eligible for the award. Entries may include documentaries that detail the plight of children at risk or in need, dramas that help break down stereotypes and discrimination, and animations that teach or entertain. To qualify, entries must be broadcast between June 2015 and June 2016.
All entries for the 2016 Child Rights Award must be received by 15 June 2016. The Award will be presented during the ABU General Assembly in Bali in late October 2016. The entries must be in English or be accompanied by a translation of the script/dialogue.
This competition is open to all ABU and CASBAA members in the Asia-Pacific region.
Eligible countries/territories: Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, DPR Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand , Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.
To join the competition, please submit your entries online at https://goo.gl/CE8JXp
Details on the Convention on the Rights of the Child can be found at www.unicef.org/crc.