FAQ

2021 SHAW ROCKET FUND KIDS’ CHOICE AWARD FAQ

The Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award invites our youngest Canadians, with the help of their parents, to vote for their favourite kids television program.  The award is administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in partnership with the Shaw Rocket Fund. The winner will be announced during Canadian Screen Week, taking place Monday, May 17, 2021 through to Thursday, May 20, 2021.
 

Who can vote?

How do I vote?

Where can I see all of the current nominees?

How long do I have to vote?

How many times can I vote per day?

How were the Original 10 nominees chosen?

When are the Canadian Screen Awards?

When will the award be presented?  Where can I see the presentation?

What classifies as cheating?

How are we safeguarding against cheating?

What is an IP address? How can cheating be detected?

 

Who can vote?


Voting is open to residents of Canada only. Parents and legal guardians (13+) can place a vote for their child  (12 and under) by going to AcademyKidsChoice.ca or academy.ca/kidschoice. Parents will need to create a user profile in order to cast their vote by registering with their email.

 

How do I vote?

 Parents and legal guardians (13+) can place a vote for their child  (12 and under) by going to AcademyKidsChoice.ca or academy.ca/kidschoice. Parents will need to create a user profile in order to cast their vote by registering with their email; registrants will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Parent’s email
  • Parent’s name
  • Parent’s province
  • Child’s name (first)
  • Child’s age

All voting must be done via the voting website using a registered email address.

 

Where can I see all of the current nominees?

Visit AcademyKidsChoice.ca or academy.ca/kidschoice to see all the nominees per voting period and cast your vote.

 

How long do I have to vote?

The length of each voting period can be found on the 2021 Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award Rules page, but make sure to get your votes in ASAP. Visit AcademyKidsChoice.ca or academy.ca/kidschoice to see all the nominees for the current voting period and cast your vote.

There are a total of two voting periods during which you may vote:

Voting period 1 with Top 10 nominees: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET – Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET


Voting period 2 with Final 5 nominees: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET – Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET

 

How many times can I vote per day?

You can vote 100 times per day through the voting website. For full details on how to vote, visit the 2021 Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award Rules page.

A “day” is defined as the 24 hours beginning at midnight ET each day. Please note that if you are not in the Eastern Time zone, your voting period will still be 24 hours long, but will be running from midnight Eastern Time.

 

How were the Original 10 nominees chosen? 

The Academy selected ten shows to kick off the voting for the 2021 Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award. We based our initial selection on a number of criteria: shows we know have large fan bases and social media followers, and are engaged with their followers; and shows that represent various facets of the overall kids’ programming genre.

 

When are the Canadian Screen Awards?

The Canadian Screen Awards will begin during Canadian Screen Week, which takes place from May 17, 2021, through to May 20, 2021. For updates on this year’s awards presentations, be sure to follow us on social media @TheCdnAcademy or visit academy.ca.

 

When will the award be presented?  Where can I see the presentation?

The Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award will be presented at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. Watch the show on YouTube, Twitter (@TheCdnAcademy), and Academy.ca.

 

What classifies as cheating? 

In an attempt to provide reliable policing of suspicious activity, we offer sign-in exclusively via email login. Parents agree that only existing personal or business email addresses will be used for the purposes of fan voting. Creating new emails for the sole purpose of voting for the Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award is considered cheating, and any votes suspected of being cast in such a way will be disqualified.

By using the voting website, parents acknowledge and agree that their activity on the Voting Website will be governed by and subject to the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 

All voting must be done via the voting website using a registered email address.

The IP address attached to computers that are logging in with multiple emails can be detected and blocked from further voting.

 

How are we safeguarding against cheating?  

By setting a limit of 100 votes per day, we are safeguarding against bots. In addition, we are only allowing Parents and legal guardians (13+) to place votes for their child  (12 and under). Parents will need to create a user profile in order to cast their vote by registering with their email; registrants will be asked to provide the following information: Parent’s email, Parent’s name, Parent’s province, Child’s first name, and Child’s age.

In order to prevent cheating, we are also monitoring votes via IP addresses and have the ability to completely block an IP address from voting for the remainder of the campaign or voting period. We can also invalidate votes previously made by users who have created multiple emails for the sole purpose of voting for the 2021 Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award.

By logging in to place a vote in the 2021 Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award, the user agrees to play fair. The Academy holds the right to invalidate votes and to block IP addresses where evidence of foul play has been detected.

 

What is an IP address? How can cheating be detected?

Your IP address is a unique string of numbers separated by periods that identifies each household using the internet. You can find out your IP address by clicking here.

If an unusual number of emails/logins are being used from the same IP address (household), we are able to detect foul play and block further voting for the remainder of the campaign or voting period.