2020 Winner

Hardball

ABC iview, ABC ME, Australian Children's Television Foundation, Northern Pictures

AUSTRALIA, UK

Children & Youth - Children and Youth Fiction

Australia does glossy, set on a beach, aspirational lifestyle drama really well – but we don’t all live like that. Greater Western Sydney, where Hardball is set, is one of the fastest growing populations in the country, with the most multicultural suburbs and 40% of its residents speaking a language other than English at home. Hardball celebrates the great diversity of Western Sydney – of cultural background, families, abilities and everything else besides. It’s a world that’s familiar to Australian children today, but rarely seen by them on television.