Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Rocket Fund

Shaw Rocket Fund

October 15, 2014 11:00 ET

2014 Shaw Rocket Prize Kids Jury Now Open

Kids from across the country are encouraged to vote on their favourite Canadian children's program for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 15, 2014) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR)

Calling all kids!!! The Shaw Rocket Fund is pleased to announce that voting for the tenth-annual Shaw Rocket Prize is now open. Beginning today, kids from across Canada are invited to join the 2014 jury by registering at and voting for their favorite independently-produced children's program for a chance to win one of three $2,500 scholarships.

The $25,000 Shaw Rocket Prize is presented each year to the best independently-produced Canadian children's, youth, and family programs and their associated digital content. The finalists of the 2014 Shaw Rocket Prize's three categories were selected by an international jury of industry experts this past September, with children from across Canada ultimately choosing the winners in each category over the next four weeks.

"We are excited to once again be giving children and families the opportunity to participate in the Shaw Rocket Prize," said Agnes Augustin, President and CEO, Shaw Rocket Fund. "The finalists represent this year's best Canadian children's programming, and as we head into our tenth year, we are happy to once again be giving kids across the country a chance to have their say in selecting the winners."

"The Shaw Rocket Prize is a wonderful celebration of the hard work and dedication Canadian producers put into developing quality, homegrown children's programming," said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. "We are proud to work with the Prize and the Shaw Rocket Fund, and support programming that fosters creativity in the minds of children all around the world."

Once registered, children will be given the opportunity to screen the three finalist TV shows on any device in their respective age category - Preschool (ages 0-to-5), Children (ages 6-to-12) and Youth/Family (ages 13-to-17) -and vote for the programs they love the most. All children who vote will be entered into a draw to win a $2,500 scholarship.

Children wanting to exhibit that extra bout of creative flair can also submit a video explaining why they chose their favourite show, with the winning submission securing a $2,500 scholarship, a tablet, and a trip to Ottawa to attend the Shaw Rocket Prize gala on Tuesday, November 25.

About Shaw Rocket Fund

The Shaw Rocket Fund is a forward-thinking, not-for-profit production fund that focuses on stimulating excellence in the Canadian children's production industry through investment and various initiatives such as the much celebrated Shaw Rocket Prize which has awarded $475,000 in prize money to date. The Fund is a passionate champion for the children's production sector to ensure that Canadian children's media experience is enhanced with high quality programming, recognizing that entertainment for kids has become a multi-platform experience and part of children's everyday lives. To date, the Shaw Rocket Fund has proudly invested $160 million towards high quality television programs and their associated digital media content. Shaw Rocket Fund is supported by Shaw Communications, Shaw Pay Per View, a division of the Shaw Cablesystems, and Shaw Direct.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit

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