Banff World Media Festival program competition call for entries – early bird deadline 3 February 2012 #artopps http://www.banffmediafestival.com/registration-2012-banff-program-competition.php The 2012 Banff World Media Festival Program Competition is now officially open for submissions! The Banff World Media Awards is the largest international program competition in the content industry, attracting upwards of one-thousand entries from over 30 countries around the world to its annual program categories. This year’s Awards will be announced during the Banff World Media Festival in Banff, Alberta, running June 10-13, 2012 and features some exciting new additions. “The Banff World Media Awards are now, more than ever, a reflection of the new trends in international programming,” Georges Leclere, Director of the Banff World Media Awards Program Competition said. “We are thrilled to reshape our categories this year, to better group the wonderful programs in all segments of the current traditional, cross-platform and digital entertainment genres.” New in the Documentary categories, Environmental and Wildlife programs have joined forces to explore environmental themes and issues, as well as natural and wildlife phenomena within one category that explores our natural world. New in the Children and Youth category, Animation Programs will take a special focus on kids programming, while adult-targeted, “prime-time” animations will be eligible for applicable categories in entertainment, drama and interactive programming.