From a media release:
SHAW ROCKET PRIZE RECOGNIZES EXCEPTIONAL KIDS PROGRAMMING
- Kids across Canada vote angelic series Winginâ€™ It Season 2 onto winnerâ€™s throne
The votes are in and the Kidâ€™s Jury has spoken â€“ children from every corner of Canada have chosen Winginâ€™ It Season 2 as the winner of the 7th annual Shaw Rocket Prize.
Part of the Shaw Rocket Fund, the Rocket Prize awards $50,000 annually to an independently-produced Canadian children’s, youth, or family program and its associated digital content. Five finalists were chosen by an international panel of industry judges for this yearâ€™s Prize, with voting from children 12 and under to choose their favourite program.
Produced by Temple Street Productions, Winginâ€™ It follows a typical teenager trying to survive high school and an â€œAngel-in-Trainin’â€ as they work their way through magical mishaps. This creative series also gives viewers a chance to participate in the show by voting on alternate endings and engaging with cast members on social media.
â€œDelivering innovative and educational programming to families and children is important to us at Shaw,â€ said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. â€œWeâ€™re proud to showcase and promote quality Canadian family programming each year, such as Winginâ€™ It, through the Shaw Rocket Prize.â€
Four scholarships each worth $2,500 were awarded to children participating in the vote. Kids were also invited to submit a video vote for a chance to win a trip to Ottawa to attend the Shaw Rocket Prize awards ceremony.
â€œFrom all of us at Winginâ€™ It we are thrilled to be a part of the Shaw Rocket Prize and would like to thank everyone for helping us win this award,â€ said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions. â€œWinning the Shaw Rocket Prize is extra special because itâ€™s awarded by a very important judging panel â€“ the kids.â€
Winginâ€™ It can be seen on the Disney XD channel on free preview with Shaw until January 10. For more information about Shawâ€™s contributions in your community or the Shaw Rocket Prize, please visit www.shaw.ca or www.rocketprize.c