Thanks to all those that have placed nominations for the 2014 CDN Awards. Entries have now closed.
We’ve seen a huge surge in entries this year, and with close to 220 nominations being made across eight categories the competition is fierce. The panels of judges are reviewing the material submitted to compile their shortlists.
For those that have nominated, we’ll be in touch soon. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday 11th November 2014.
This year’s categories are:
- Best Onscreen Talent
Recognising the importance of onscreen talent in changing and challenging perceptions, this award is seeking nominations for an actor, presenter, performer, newscaster or any other onscreen talent from any other genre, from an under-represented group, and for their outstanding work on screen.
- Best Writer or Director
This award aims to acknowledge the importance of original, authored work in shaping programmes. Writers or directors from under-represented groups are eligible and the judges will be looking to reward creative excellence.
- Achievement in Production
This award is for an individual or team who has made a significant impact to improving diversity in any aspect of production either on screen or off screen. Nominees can be anyone from runners to series producers, who have implemented production practices which have had a demonstrable effect on either the make-up of production teams or their output.
- Special Recognition for Commissioning
This award will recognise a commissioner or commissioning team that has made an impact by addressing diversity through new commissions or commissioning practices, with the aim of sharing their successes with the broader industry. Commissioners and commissioning teams can put themselves forward, or can be nominated by others.
- Best News Coverage
This award celebrates news teams who are making an effort to engage minority groups in relevant content. The award is for either:
- Network or regional news coverage that has fairly and accurately portrayed a story aiding public understanding and raising awareness of issues affecting under-represented groups. AND / OR
- A network or regional news team that has employed new and non-traditional means for gathering news from under-represented groups, in a news report.
- Best Onscreen Representation of Disability
Recognising that disabled people are under-represented on screen, and wanting celebration of positive inclusion as an inspirational catalyst for our industry, this award celebrates a programme that has challenged established models and brought a fresh approach to the inclusion of disabled people on and off screen. Programmes of all genres are eligible.
- CDN Diversity Champion
This award will honour an industry leader who has demonstrated a sustained, long-term, and significant commitment to diversity but who does not necessarily have diversity as their core role.
- CDN Groundbreaking Programme Award
This award will recognise a programme which has broken new ground in terms of:
- On screen portrayal of one or more under-represented groups AND / OR
- Has had a real-world impact addressing issues that affect under-represented groups.