The Election Effect Nominated for Best Doc Series by IAWTV

Shine Global’s digital series “The Election Effect” has been nominated for Best Documentary or Educational Series by the International Academy of Web Television.

The Election Effect is a series of five short documentaries that showcase seven different teenagers in five states across the country. Each documentary focuses on a different issue or aspect of life, but all address what life as a young person is like in the wake of the polarizing election and how that election has encouraged a level of political engagement we haven’t seen in a generation as America’s youth take both to the streets and to Twitter to amplify their voices. All five episodes are currently available to watch on Facebook.

With “The Election Effect” and the free accompanying Discussion Guides, Shine Global hopes to provide teachers, parents, and community leaders with the skills to promote civil discourse among students. These include listening respectfully to other opinions and trying to understand different points of view — crucial skills to function effectively in a democracy.

The IAWTV (, now a division of The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors (, will recognize the finest creators, cast and crew of web series from around the world at a ceremony this summer in Los Angeles. The show recognizes the contributions of creative professionals in 29 separate categories that run the gamut of genres and crew positions. The entire ceremony will be streamed live online.

The Caucus mission is “leading the evolution of television by providing a creative forum for Producers, Writers & Directors to explore the issues of the ever-changing landscape of content and exhibition.” The IAWTV Awards supports this mission by rewarding shows that expand the boundaries of independent television.