|Award of Excellence Accolade
Awards of Excellence
The Accolade and Best Shorts Competitions recently announced new winners including six total awards for The Raggs musical preschool series. Raggs was presented a prestigious Award of Excellence Accolade in the category of Children’s/Family TV series for the overall Raggs TV series in English and Spanish and five Best Shorts statues including three Awards of Excellence and two Awards of Merit in categories of webisodes, original music and music videos. Best Shorts Awards of Excellence included the original song “Little Bit of Love” and three music videos: “Appreciating the Library”, “Water Makes the Whole Thing Flow” and “Numbers are Easy 1 – 2 – 3”. Additionally, Raggs was recognized with the Award of Merit for the original song “Jungle Zoo”.
“We are very pleased for Raggs to be recognized by the Accolades and Best Shorts Competitions for the series’ dedication to children’s education, social skills and exceptional entertainment,” Toni Steedman, President, Blue Socks Media commented. “These awards are especially important as they represent Raggs’ commitment to expansion in multi-lingual markets and across multi- media and social media platforms.”
Raggs, which stars five colorful canine characters who live in their own clubhouse and perform as The Raggs Band, airs on select public TV stations and weekly on Telemundo in the U.S. in addition to daily webisodes in English and Spanish at Raggs.com.
About Accolade and Best Shorts Competitions:
The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the Accolade and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theaccolade.net.
The Best Shorts Competition is a venue that honors exceptional achievement by directors, producers and members of the creative team for high quality films, television, videography, animation and new media productions. It is international in scope and has granted awards to moving media professionals in Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. A full list of recent winners can be found at www.bestshorts.net.
Raggs is a live action and animated musical preschool television series originally produced from 2006‐2009 in Australia, with additional U.S. production in English and Spanish in 2012-2013. The entertaining and educational series is based on the original characters created by Toni Steedman, a Charlotte, advertising executive, for her then six-year-old daughter. The rock n’ roll story of five canine characters and their wisecracking pet cat is growing an international brand that includes DVDs, toys, books and touring. In 2013, Raggs launched a new partnership called “Play at Palladium with Raggs” with the Palladium Hotel & Resorts. For more information, go to Raggs.com.