KAPi Awards

kapi_awardAnnouncing the 2015 Edition of the KAPi Awards

Prior winners:  2014  2013  2011  2010 

FAQs Details about this prize initiative can be found at KAPi FAQs.

CURRENT DEADLINES The deadline for the 2015 Edition of the KAPi prize is December 8, 2014.

AT A GLANCE
The Kids at Play Interactive (KAPi) Awards are given at the start of each year during  Kids @ Play Summit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. A registration fee will be charged in order to cover the costs of the prize.

The KAPi prize identifies children’s technology products that raise the bar for innovation and excellence during the past 12 months. Products considered include video games, apps, toys with interactive features, Internet-delivered content and virtual worlds. In addition, an individual who has been a pioneer in the field of children’s interactive media is named.

THE 2015 PRIZE
Products and people are currently being screened for consideration for the 2015 prize, which will be given in January 2015  at the end of the Kids at Play Summit; a one day event held during the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

HOW THE SELECTION PROCESS WORKS
The nominee list is created from titles or interactive products that were reviewed in Children’s Technology Review during the last calendar year, as defined by the publisher’s copyright date. However, you must still fill out an entry form and pay the fee to be considered. In addition, the attendees of the Fall Dust or Magic Institute, consisting of  publishers, researchers and reviewers, can nominate products that might be missing. A final panel of jurors, consisting of respected  publishers, editors from different media outlets and analysts, reviews and votes on the final list. Jurors are selected by Warren Buckleitner and Robin Raskin. In order to be a juror, each person must recuse him/herself from any category in which there could be a conflict of interest. So it is not possible to vote for your own product. The contest works on a one person, one vote basis.  The jury has final say in the determination of who is awarded the prize.

HOW TO ENTER
NOTE: New for 2015 — there will be an entry free.
We consider all forms of children’s interactive media (birth through 15), so please first choose the appropriate method. Note also that the KAPi prize is part of the screening process of  Children’s Technology Review, so your product may also be listed in the CTR database.

Because of the number of entries, we are not able to provide juror feedback. If you want feedback, you can pay the $299 application fee for submitting a product for nomination. (You may still nominate a person for the Pioneer Award at no charge.) If you want to submit multiple nominations they are :

1 – $299.99
2 – $549.00
3 – $799.00
4 – $1,049.00
5 – $1,299.00

These funds are administered by Living in Digital Times; CTR editors have no knowledge of who pays or doesn’t pay.

Please use this registration form:

http://kidsatplaysummit.com/kapi-registration/

About Living in Digital Times
Founded in 2002 by tech journalist and consultant Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times is designed to create a dialogue between companies and key consumer demographics via a variety of media projects in which getting smart about the digital world is fun and entertaining. In addition to the five CES-based TechZones, Living in Digital Times offers a range of services that articulate the digital experience to various constituencies.  Services include trade show planning and management, web site promotion, and consulting services. Learn more about Living in Digital Times, here.

About Children’s Technology Review
Since 1993, Children’s Technology Review has provided independent reviews of children’s interactive media products for teachers, parents, librarians and publishers. Available for $59/year for 12 monthly issues plus 52 CTR Weeklies, the ad-free subscription-based publication is available in an electronic version only. Learn more at www.childrenstech.com.

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