- Amol Gupte, Indian Screenwriter, Actor, and Director, was given Outstanding Creative Personality Award (Kids Entertainment)
- KidZania bagged two awards for Best Kids Destination and Best New Concept for Kids
- Nickelodeon and Maya Digital Studios bagged awards for the Best Cartoon Characters for Dora The Explorer and Motu Patlu
The 2nd Edition of Kidzooka – India’s first ever recognition awards being given to children centric brands, was organized by Creative Children Media Pvt. Ltd. at The Palm Town and Country Club, Gurgaon on the eve of June 26’ 2014. Here they honored brands from amongst 9 different categories from the world of Entertainment, Toys, Cartoon Characters, etc in kids segment.
The purpose of Kidzooka is to recognize children as serious and dynamic consumers. It celebrates their curiosity, their passion and their love for the best. Kidzooka Awards recognize the work of those companies/individuals who have done immense work in kids industry and have shaped the life of kids in one or the other way.
Rahul Gupta, Founder, Kidzooka Awards and Creative Children Media, shared, “The idea behind Kidzooka awards is the fact that there is stellar work being done by brands in the kids space. The winners this year have proven that innovation and content are at the heart of everything. We are super proud to say that Kidzooka is today one of the major attractions at World Children Expo. I congratulate all the winners. ”
These are recognition Awards given keeping various factors in mind. The recognitions given are based on the Merit, Popularity, Infrastructure, Innovation, Delivery of Products & Services, Investment, Concept, Brand Development and Research done by the company or Brand.
At the ceremony, Dora the explorer (Global) by Nickelodeon and Motu Patlu (Indian) by Nickelodeon and Maya Digital Studios were recognised as Best Cartoon Characters and Amol Gupte, Indian Screenwriter, Actor, and Director, was given Outstanding Creative Personality Award (Kids Entertainment). Scholastic India got recognition in the category of Best Children’s Publisher and Geronimo Stilton for Popular Fictional Character in Children’s Book.
Neeraj Jain, Managing Director, Scholastic India, shared, “Scholastic India is delighted at being awarded the Kidzooka Award for the Best Children’s Publisher and the Best Loved Children’s Character Award for Geronimo Stilton. After 17 years of bringing the best books from around the world to children in India, it makes us happy to have our endeavour validated by such awards. Geronimo’s rising popularity in India and elsewhere in the world has made this series amongst Scholastic’s top-selling books.”
KidZania bagged two awards for Best Kids Destination and Best New Concept for Kids. Viraj Jit Singh, Chief Marketing Officer, KidZania India, said “I am overwhelmed that KidZania Mumbai has been awarded with the Kidzooka award for the BEST DESTINATION & BEST CONCEPT for kids. Thank you World Children Expo and the respected jury for this honour. These accolades reinstates our belief in the globally successful concept of KidZania also being successful in India, committed to empowering, inspiring and educating kids through Entertainment.”
Rest of the categories who were recognised with Kidzooka awards were My City for Kids for Best Online Kids resource, Lego Toys for Best Toy Brand and Cello Pens for Best Stationery Brand.