Biz Kid$ has won a national Emmy Award, television¹s highest honor. The award for Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing was presented to Biz Kid$ in a gala celebration in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, June 14, 2013. Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship. This is the second Emmy win for the youth financial literacy show.
The 40th annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards are hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Emmy Awards recognize creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all creative fields of daytime television production. The series was also nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing.
Biz Kid$ has continually garnered attention in and outside of the credit union industry. In addition to Emmy Award recognition, Biz Kid$ has won the Environmental Media Award for Outstanding Children¹s Television Series, a Silver Telly Award for Outstanding Children's Financial Literacy Programming, and most recently the Parent¹s Choice Gold Award. In 2010, it also earned the credit union industry¹s most prestigious honor, the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program.
The National Credit Union Foundation oversees fundraising, outreach and administrative responsibilities of Biz Kid$. Over the past six years, more than 300 credit unions and affiliated organizations have raised more than $13.8 million that has supported the show's production, website and curriculum. In fact, every Biz Kid$ episode begins and ends with a narrator reminding viewers that, "Production funding for Biz Kid$ is provided by America¹s Credit Unions, where people are worth more than money."
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