The KAPi Awards are co-organized by Children¹s Technology Review and Living in Digital Times, the organizers of the Kids@Play Summit at International CES January 10-13, 2012 ­ a conference and an exhibition located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. http://kidsatplaysummit.com/

³This year’s jurors had a big job as they sorted through some impressive products,² said Warren Buckleitner, Editor, Children¹s Technology Review. “I feel the winners accurately reflect the maturation of movement and touch based platforms.”

“quote from Robin,” said Robin Raskin, founder, Living in Digital Times.

The judges for this year¹s KAPi Awards consisted of a panel of 13 respected journalists and/or expert children’s interactive media publishers who used conference calls and layers of online polling to narrow the selections. To protect the validity of the award, some of the judges were not permitted to participate in categories in which they had a product. In other words, they could not vote for themselves. 2012 KAPi Jurors included:

  • Warren Buckleitner, Editor, Children¹s Technology Review
  • Lana Castleman, Editor Kidscreen
  • Claire Green, President, Parents’ Choice Foundation
  • David Kleeman, President, American Center for Children and Media
  • Ann M. McCormick, President and CEO, Learning Friends; Co-founder of The Learning Company
  • Frank Migliorelli, Sr. Founder of Mig Idea; Faculty at NYU
  • Robin Raskin, Founder, Living in Digital Times; former Editor & Publisher, Family PC Magazine
  • Mark Schlichting, President, Noodleworks; creator of Broderbund¹s Living Books
  • Carley Schuler, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
  • Andrea Smith, Producer, ABC Radio News
  • Aleen Stein, CEO, Organa, Co-Founder, Voyager; President, The Criterion Collection
  • Scott Traylor, President, 360KID
  • Kate Wilson, Managing Director, Nosy Crow