The Kids are Alright… Applications Open for CARE Awards -- Child Actor Recognition Event

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Applications open for the 2008 CARE Awards, a red carpet Hollywood awards event that honors child actors for their positive contributions. The CARE Awards (Child Actor Recognition Event) will be held at Universal Studios Hollywood on Sunday, April 13.

Despite the W.G.A. strike, one Hollywood awards show will go on. The CARE Awards, which honors child actors for their accomplishments in 2007, will take place on April 13.    

Anne Henry of the non-profit organization, Bizparentz Foundation, announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2008 Awards. The deadline to apply is February 9, 2008. Photos and video from prior years, as well as applications and criteria can be obtained online at http://www.bizparentz.org/careawards.html .

The CARE (Child Actor Recognition Event) Awards is slated for Sunday, April 13, 2008.    The fourth annual event will be held at the Globe Theatre inside Universal Studios Hollywood.     Billed as a kind of "anti-child-star-gone-bad" event, CARE honors over 150 of the industry's brightest young stars, for their positive contributions to the entertainment industry. Awardees will receive red carpet entrance to Universal Studios (well attended by press), private awards luncheon, engraved trophy, gift bag, collectible souvenirs, and entrance to Universal Studios Themepark for a day of kid-oriented fun after the event.    

CARE awards are be based on a unique point system where young performers (18 and younger) must qualify with a combination of professional acting work in 2007, academics, union membership, training, a written essay, community service, parent industry knowledge, and several other criteria.

Proceeds from the event benefit the BizParentz Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to education advocacy and charitable support to parents and children engaged in the entertainment industry.    

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, there will be no complimentary attendance for celebrities. However, they are welcomed to participate in the application process for consideration as an awardee. Artist representatives are advised to direct their clients through the application process early if they would like them to attend.

For more information about CARE 2008, please call (818)731-9897.

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