03 February 2010

The Children's Choice Awards - Perth International Arts Festival 2010

Welcome to the Children’s Choice Awards at the Perth International Arts Festival, with 42 9- and 10-year-old Jury Members from Roseworth Primary School.

As the official judges of the Perth International Arts Festival, the Children’s Choice Awards Jury will be attending a performance almost every single day over the next three weeks. Like any awards ceremony the judges will respond to criteria that they have created from their vast expertise. Our CCA Jury will take rigorous notes during and after each performance, and will collectively determine the 50 award categories and winners. At the awards ceremony each Jury Member will present an award described in their own words.

The Children’s Choice Awards presents youth in positions of power, where their opinions and voices matter proving that they can be articulate and critical. It is also a decisive intervention into the festival and its structure. As the jury attends each show, they are themselves a mini performance as announcements and audience members welcome them. We ask a lot of our fellow artists, as they share their limelight with the jury, and at times deal with a bit more rustling than usual, and for this, we offer our sincere thanks.

Please join the Jury throughout the Festival, and feel free to take photographs, request autographs and ask questions. Finally, join us on Saturday 27 February 2010 at 2pm at His Majesty’s Theatre for the Children’s Choice Awards Ceremony, where the Jury will award the most coveted awards.