Biz Kid$ Wins Second National Emmy Award

“Biz Kid$”—the critically acclaimed television program teaching students how to manage money and start businesses—has won a national Emmy Award. The Emmy is one of the highest journalism and programming awards offered in the television industry and this is the second time the program has been so honored.

The award was announced in Los Angeles June 14. “Biz Kid$” won in the “Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing” category.

“Biz Kid$” was founded in Seattle with funding provided by Northwest credit unions. In 2011, the program was transferred to the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), which continues to help credit unions leverage it as a financial education resource.

“Biz Kid$” also won an Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design” category in 2009. It has been nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards in the last five years.

In addition to Emmy Award recognition, “Biz Kid$” has won the Environmental Media Award for Outstanding Children’s Television Series, a Silver Telly Award for Outstanding Children’s Financial Literacy Programming, and most recently the Parent’s Choice Gold Award. In 2010, it also earned the credit union industry’s most prestigious honor, the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program.

Over the past six years, more than 300 credit unions and affiliated organizations have raised more than $13.8 million to support the show’s production, website and curriculum.

 

Questions? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225, lheider@nwcua.org.

Posted in Around the NW, Awards, NWCUA.