National Kids Jury will choose from nine finalists;
Three $25,000 winners to be unveiled at Ottawa Gala November 20
OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Excitement is building as a new and improved Shaw Rocket Prize has been unveiled! This year, the prize has been split into three prizes of $25,000 for three separate categories: preschool, children (6-12) and youth/family. Finalists were selected by a kids jury.
Cast and crew, industry representatives, members of the Ottawa and political community and media will be once again attending the ceremony at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel to find out who will win.
Attendance at the Ottawa event is once again encouraged and, for those covering, interview requests are being accepted for advance coverage as well as following the announcement of the winners.
The evening will be hosted by Susan Hay and Tom Clark and prizes will be awarded by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
|Date:||November 20, 2013|
|Time:||6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. (gala reception at 6 P.M.; awards at 7 P.M.)|
|| Château Laurier, Adam Room
1 Rideau St.
For more information about the Prize and Shaw Rocket Fund, please visit www.rocketfund.ca
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SOURCE: Shaw Rocket Fund
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