Meet Our Judges


Suzan Aledin
YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company

Stephanie Betts
SVP Development and Current Series DHX Studios
DHX Media

Brenda Bisner
Baby Toes Media

Juliana Capelini
Creative and Executive Producer

Aubrey Clarke
Programme Executive
BBC Children''s, CBeebies

Lauren Evans
Cherrydale Productions

Jennifer Goodhue

Alyssa Landry
Eurodisney Studios

Sandy Marshall
Marshall Media

Jurist, Rockie Awards

A 20-year comedy veteran, Sandy Marshall is a Chicago Emmy-nominated writer/producer, director, and entrepreneur currently develoipng comedic projects for television + brands.

Formerly a director at the legendary Second City improv theater, Sandy heads-up Marshall Media, a development studio focusing on comedic and space-related content in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. He’s a former VP of Second City Works (the B2B arm of Second City), and he co-created the produced television pilot "Shiny People."

In the digital media world, Sandy serves as a jurist at the Banff World Media Festival and has appeared in Fast Company, Crain’s Chicago Business, and on CBC News. He writes for Contently’s The Content Strategist and Canadian Business, speaks about the intersection of comedy and business at conferences, and served on Drake University's Board of Trustees.

As a film & television actor, Sandy has appeared alongside Vince Vaughn in Ron Howard's "The Dilemma,” Thomas Lennon in “Eden Court,” in the Comedy Central special “Still Hungry,” and in dozens of commercials. He’s a regular performer on “The Download with Justin Kaufmann” on WGN Radio, and is a founding member of the Chicago sketch ensemble Schadenfreude.

Nicole Matiation
Executive Director
On Screen Manitoba

Kristen McGregor
Universal Kids

Alison Norrington
Chief Creative Officer
Storycentral Ltd.

Michele Paris
Senior Manager Children's Programming
Knowledge Network, BBC Kids

Jamie Piekarz
Kids Content Creator, Producer and Consultant

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