The votes are in and the kids have spoken: the prestigious Shaw Rocket Prize has been awarded to My Babysitter's a Vampire for being voted the best in Canadian kids' programming. Its mix of comedy, drama, and fear has given the show immortality in the Shaw Rocket Prize hall of fame.
My Babysitter's a Vampire is a special effects enhanced live-action adventure comedy following the heroics of a group of three geeky, sci-fi loving dudes, their smoking hot vampire babysitter and her BFF as they defend their town against an avalanche of scary supernatural phenomena.
Selected as one of the top five finalists by our International Jury of esteemed industry professionals, My Babysitter's a Vampire was judged for quality and content of both the show itself and its online presence. The Kids Jury was hungry for more of this tween vampire comedy drama and selected it as the grand prize winner after watching the show and interacting through the website and online game.
The Shaw Rocket Prize, now celebrating its eighth year, awarded this year's recipient, My Babysitter's a Vampire, Season 1, with $50,000 for being the best Canadian program for kids. Presented by the Shaw Rocket Fund, it is one of the largest prizes of its kind in Canada. The winner was chosen by a national kids jury from a short list provided by an international jury of industry experts - what better way to give kids a voice? For more about the Shaw Rocket Prize, see rocketprize.ca