SANTA MONICA, California, September 17th, 2014 – To celebrate this month’s nationwide release of the family event movie The Boxtrolls, Focus Features has teamed with for the “Think Inside the Box” contest. The most original and creative Boxtroll costume made out of the distinctive box (or any unbranded cardboard box) will be determined by  the contest judges and Facebook fans, with the winner receiving $3,000 in Gift Cards.

The contest, which runs through Friday, October 17th, invites participants to make a costume the way the Boxtrolls do – out of a box – and submit a photo via Amazon’s Facebook page. A panel of judges will evaluate all submitted original costume creations inspired by the Boxtrolls themselves. The resulting finalists will then be put to a vote on the Amazon Facebook page, where fans will weigh in to select the lucky winner. Photos must be submitted by Friday, September 26th; voting takes place Monday, October 13th through Friday, October 17th. Contest details and a link to the rules can be found at

Wearing boxes like turtles wear their shells, the Boxtrolls are kindhearted tinkerers who have used their imagination to build a home and community beneath the cobblestoned streets of the town of Cheesebridge. They are always making unique and creative costumes, using their imagination. Among the Boxtrolls friends – named after what was originally in the boxes they wear – are Fish, Shoe, and an 11-year-old boy named Eggs who thinks he’s a Boxtroll.

About The Boxtrolls

Being released nationwide by Focus Features on Friday, September 26th, The Boxtrolls ( is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.

Contact:           Marvin Gray/FOCUS FEATURES

News: Kidscreen Awards 2015 official call for entry

Kidscreen Awards 2015

Kidscreen Awards 2015 official call for entry 


Programming Categories deadline: September 19
Broadcasting Categories deadline: October 31

July 18, 2014: Heading into its sixth year of singling out and celebrating the year’s best kids programming and broadcasting work, Kidscreen Awards 2015 is now accepting entries.

Early-Bird Entry Fees are in effect again this year to reward companies that complete their entries well before deadline.

New this year, we have added a Programming Category for Best New Animation to call special attention to outstanding kids shows that have launched in the last year. And we have also retired Best Companion Website due to overlap with a similar category in our iKids Awards set.

So in our 2015 Programming Category lineup, television shows targeting Preschoolers (0 to 5), Kids (6 to 10) and Tweens/Teens (11 to 17) can be put in the running to win these prizes:

  • Best New Series
  • Best Animated Series
  • Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
  • Best One-off, Special or TV Movie

Early-Bird Entry Fee (until August 15): US$300
After August 15: US$400

Winners will again be chosen by juries of highly respected entertainment professionals, who will also single out programs that merit special Creative Talent Awards for Animation, Directing, Voice Talent, Writing, Music, Design and Acting.


And in our Broadcasting Categories, dedicated kids channels and strands from around the world can compete for the following Kidscreen Awards:

  • Channel of the Year

Early-Bird Entry Fee (until September 19): US$500
After September 19: US$700

  • Best Channel Design
  • Best Channel Website
  • Best Interstitial Campaign
  • Best Integrated Promotion
  • Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team

Early-Bird Entry Fee (until September 19): US$250
After September 19: US$350

Entries in these streams will be shortlisted by Kidscreen’s esteemed editorial team, and the final winners determined by an industry vote open to the magazine’s 10,000-plus readers.

Winners in all categories will be announced at an evening presentation event as part of next year’s Kidscreen Summit, which is set to take place in Miami from February 23 to 26. All Kidscreen Summit delegates will be invited to attend the ceremony and cocktail party as part of their event experience, after registering online at And other guests can sign up to attend just the Kidscreen Awards event for $150, beginning in January.

Detailed information on eligibility, judging and entering can be found at The deadline for entries in the Programming Categories is September 19, and the Broadcasting Categories entry window closes a little later on October 31.

For further details, please contact:

Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR

Tel: +44 (0) 208 985 4708 Email:


Or Monique Levine at DDA Blueprint PR

Tel: +44 (0) 207 932 9825