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Animation Dingle Student Awards

The show must go on, and even though Animation Dingle 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 YouTube Kids Animation Dingle Student Awards still took place digitally via a live-stream. This was a chance to still recognise and celebrate all the hard work students have put in. Students from all over the world competed in categories for Best Irish, Best International and Best Director titles.

The awards were judged by Suzanne Kelly, group head of children’s young people’s programming at RTE; Eimear O’Mahony, executive producer of children’s and young people’s programming at RTE; Louise Bucknole, the VP of programming for Viacom International Media Networks kids in UK & Ireland; Cecilia Persson, VP of programming and content strategy for Turner EMEA Kids, acquisitions and production international; Peter Lord, the co-founder and creative director of Aardman Animation; Darragh O’Connell, group creative director of Brown Bag Films and 9 Story Media Group; Nicole Rivera, the VP of Cartoon Network; and Chris Dicker, the head of development at JAM Media.