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Cyw reaches new heights

05/12/2012

The Cyw Service website and the Cyw film, Y Raplyfr Coll have been nominated in the KidScreen Awards 2013 – the website is up for Best Companion Website and the film for Best One-off, Special or TV Movie.

KidScreen is the leading international trade publication in the children's entertainment profession. As well as the magazine which is published eight times a year, KidScreen also maintain a website and send out e-newsletters. KidScreen reaches an audience of over 12,000 people a year, many of those being key decision-makers in the children's entertainment industry world wide.

The Cyw website is nominated in the Best Companion Website category, and the film Y Rapwyr Coll, produced by Fflic, is nominated for Best One-off, Special or TV Movie.

The Cyw website is designed and maintained by Boom Plant in partnership with Cube design company in Cardiff. The website includes programmes, games, downloadable material for children to create and play, recipes, a birthday section and an information section for parents.

Y Raplyfr Coll is a special Cyw film which was broadcast last year. In the film, produced by Fflic, Rapsaliwn (the best rapper in the world) celebrates his birthday, and invites his friends from Cyw to his birthday party. The lively colourful film full to the brim with song and dance features some of the most popular children's characters in Wales.

The Cyw Service has proved a fair bit of success lately as it was also nominated for Channel of the Year in the Children's BAFTAs 2012 earlier this month.

Sioned Wyn Roberts, children's programmes commissioner for S4C said of the KidScreen 2013 nominations:

"We're delighted with the news, the latest feather in the Cyw Service cap! The KidScreen Awards are recognised world wide and have great gravitas in the children's entertainment industry. We're very pleased that the Cyw website and the film Y Raplyfr Coll are up for nomination and we'd like to congratulate Cube and Fflic on their success."

The winners will be announced in a grand ceremony in New York on 6 February 2013.

Notes

• For further information about KidScreen visit Kidscreen.com

• To visit the Cyw website go to s4c.co.uk/cyw

• The latest Cyw film, Dona Direidi – Be Wnei Di? Will be broadcast on S4C on Christmas Eve

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