To encourage youth participation in media throughout the year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will award the annual International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) Award. The competition is open to radio and television broadcasters who participated in the 2011 ICDB with programmes on the theme "Girls Are... Boys Are..." To be eligible for the ICDB Award, broadcasts must have taken place on or around March 6 2011, and should be for young people and created with some aspect of youth participation.
ICDB, celebrated on the 1st Sunday of every March, is a day when broadcasters around the world focus on children. They air quality programming for and about children. But most of all, they allow children to be part of the programming, production, and presentation process, to talk about their hopes and dreams, and to share information with their peers.
Programmes will be judged regionally. Broadcasters that have programmes to enter for competition can submit them to the UNICEF Regional office that covers their country. For a list of countries and offices, click here. Prize winners will go on to compete for the global ICDB Award, presented in November.
Click here for more information.
Click here to read about previous winners.
UNICEF website; and emails from Karen Cirillo to The Communication Initiative on May 5 2011. Image: © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2413/Markisz