Announcing the Seventh Annual Kids at Play Interactive (KAPi) Award Winners, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto to Receive Lifetime Pioneer Award
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Buzzing drones, talking dolls and even more diverse types of maker products abound once again this year. But which have raised the bar when it comes to innovation and quality? Once again 14 independent experts have taken on this difficult question, and the result is the seventh annual KAPi Awards, to be awarded on January 7th at CES® 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Created by Living in Digital Times (https://www.livingindigitaltimes.com/) and Children’s Technology Review (http://childrenstech.com/), the KAPi awards “is an attempt to cast a broad net over all things tech and kids, and see what rises to the top,” said Warren Buckleitner of Children’s Technology Review who serves as the awards coordinator. Every children’s interactive media product, from any country, from any size publisher, as long as it is sold commercially in the domestic United States, is eligible. All products from apps, video games and DVDs to websites, smart toys and eBooks are included.
This year, the KAPis have an additional partner and a broader reach, with the addition of Digital Kids Media (http://digitalkidsmedia.com/). “The KAPi winners represent the best in education and entertainment tech products for the digital native and their connected families. Digital Kids is proud to join Living in Digital Times and Children’s Technology Review to host the 7th annual award show,” says Tonda Bunge Sellers, president of Digital Kids. “As stand-outs in play and learning, the KAPi winners are a perfect example of a child’s immersive digital lifestyle where there are no longer boundaries between physical and digital, and how the best products naturally and magically weave in learning.”
“This year set a new record, both for the number of entries and for the amount of deliberation between the judges,” said Robin Raskin, founder and president, Living in Digital Times, who created the award in 2009. “This year’s selections represent some of the best ways to inspire kids love of tech. There’s no place better than CES to present these awards. Kids are our digital future.”
The winners will be on display during CES in the Digital Kids Media Booth, Sands Expo, Level 2, Booth #74866. Awards will be given out at the KAPi cocktail reception, at 5:30 p.m. in the Venetian, Level 4, Lando Room 4301.