CDN UK Broadcasting Diversity Awards 2019
The CDN UK Broadcasting Diversity Awards are now open! Nominate Below
Production Company of the Year
Celebrates a Production Company’s commitment to producing diverse content.
Broadcaster of the Year
Celebrates a Broadcasters’ active, demonstrable engagement with the diversity agenda.
Celebrate a piece of work that disrupts the way the industry views or tackles an issue.
Employment of technology that has made a programme or access to programmes more accessible for all.
Rewards the efforts of an employee who has gone above and beyond to champion diversity or enabling accessible working environments.
Off-screen Recruitment, Training & Development
Champions innovation in the provision of reasonable adjustments or training programmes.
Celebrates a commission that has brought attention to a diverse community.
Advocate in Industry
Recognises a person(s) for their work championing one of the protected characteristic communities within the Broadcast industry through appearance at events, written, visual or audio work.
Celebrates a project partner that has supported one of the members in the delivery of diversity or inclusion related work and working environments.
The awards ceremony will be held in London on Wednesday 9th October 2019.
CDN Awards 2017
The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) today revealed the winners for its 2017 awards. The awards reward outstanding quality, creativity and diversity in television that represents all aspects of British society.They are designed to acknowledge outstanding work both on and off-screen and serve to showcase the best and most exciting talent in the UK.
The winning programmes all demonstrate that challenging stereotypes can be thought-provoking, offers a chance for under-represented groups to tell their own stories, as well as being entertaining. Those individuals, production companies and channels winning the Change Makers awards were all chosen for widening the understanding of diversity and championing culture change across the television industry.
The award for Outstanding Contribution to increasing diversity in the UK’s television industry was given to the Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP, former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. CDN felt that when concerns about diversity were brought to his attention, he made fantastic use of his power to convene and lead the diversity agenda within the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, which helped to ensure that this year’s award winners were supported.
Deborah Williams, CDN Executive Director said: ‘The winners of our 2017 awards shone through what was a strong field. They are proof that there is a lot of fantastic talent out there and when producers and broadcasters set their mind to it, they really can make and champion great, memorable content that engages with a wide audience and properly reflects the diversity of all of their viewers. If Ed Vaizey gets it, everyone should get it!’
The Winning programmes in the Outstanding Programme shortlist are:
Chewing Gum (Retort for E4)
Damilola, Our Loved Boy (Minnow Films for BBC 1)
The Last Leg: Live From Rio (Open Mike Productions for Channel 4)
Life and Deaf (Flashing Lights and CTVC for BBC 4)
News or Current Affairs
Unreported World. Mission Critical: Afghanistan (Quicksilver Media for Channel 4)
The Change Makers winners are:
Production company of the year
BBC Children?s In-House Production
Levi David Addai (Writer, Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Minnow Films for BBC 1)
Commissioner or Channel Of The Year
Damian Kavanagh (BBC 3)
On Screen Talent
Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Retort for E4)