Kate & Mim-Mim, Slugterra, Anne of Green Gables Win Shaw Rocket Prize


OTTAWA: The Shaw Rocket Fund has unveiled the winners of the 11th annual Shaw Rocket Prize, with Kate & Mim-Mim, Slugterra and Anne of Green Gables earning the most votes by children from across Canada.

DHX Media’s Kate & Mim-Mim and Slugterra and Breakthrough Entertainment’s L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables each won a C$25,000 ($18,600) prize for the best in kids’ and youth programming as well as the best in digital experience. The awards were presented at a gala event held in Ottawa.

The Shaw Rocket Prize is presented annually to Canadian children’s, youth and family programs and their associated digital content. The finalists were selected by an international jury of industry experts.Children from across Canada then voted online for their favorite program.

“On behalf of the Shaw Rocket Fund, we would like to congratulate Kate & Mim-Mim, Slugterra and Anne of Green Gables for producing quality kids’ and youth television shows which incorporate innovative digital experiences that Canadian children and children around the world can be proud of,” said Agnes Augustin, the president and CEO of the Shaw Rocket Fund. “Congratulations also to all the finalists. The entries this year were superb, demonstrating that the Canadian kids and youth television industry is one to be reckoned with in today’s ever changing digital world.”