The 2012 KAPi Awards
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.
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 2012 PRIZE
Products are currently being screened for consideration for the 2012 prize, which will be given on January 2012 at the end of the Kids at Play Summit; a one day event held during the 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. In addition, the attendees of the Fall Dust or Magic Institute, consisting of publishers, researchers and reviewers can nominate products that might be missing. CTR editors screen the list to 40, which are divided into categories and voted on during the Kids at Play event. There are no entry fees, and there is no formal registration process. Companies or people do not pay to be on the list.
HOW TO ENTER
Entering is fast, free and easy. 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 screening process of Children’s Technology Review, so your product will be listed in the CTR database.
For physical products: video games, disk-based software, toys and so on, send one product to:
Lisa Dellafave, Editorial Director
Children’s Technology Review
120 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822 USA
• Please include the PRICE, RELEASE DATE, URL for purchase and the NAME OF CONTACT for any technical questions. You can submit this information online, usingthis form.
• We cannot keep any hardware product valued over $100, and all software products are donated to the Mediatech Foundation after the review. If you are submitting a hardware product, such as a laptop, printer and so on, please call first, and/or send appropriate materials for return after the review process.
• CTR has debug hardware for primary game platforms. If you have questions, please call in advance. For DS carts, please send return information, and include an address ON THE CART itself.
For online delivered products including Apps, virtual worlds or online services, please make it easy for us to get in and access your experience through the eyes of a child.
• For a virtual world or service, please provide a fictional child’s screen name and login information.
• For Apps, please provide a code. Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a person. To nominate a individual for the pioneer award, please think a bit if your nominee qualifies as “an individual that has done the most to use technology to empower children in the past 12 months.” If you think you (or your nominee) qualifies, please send the name and a short bio to email@example.com.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW YOUR PRODUCT HAS ARRIVED?
Feel free to contact us at any time — 908-284-0404 (9 to 3 EST), or send an email to Warren Buckleitner firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details about this prize initiative can be found atKAPi FAQs.
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 $24/year for 12 issues, the ad-free subscription-based publication is available in both print and electronic versions. Learn more at www.childrenstech.com.