Kakadu wins Gold at 2014 New York Festivals

10 April 2014 Australian documentary series Kakadu was awarded a Gold World Medal at the New York Festival's Worlds Best Television and Films competition in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.

Kakadu was honoured the Gold World Medal in the Nature and Wildlife category.

Series Producer, Director and Cinematographer Nick Robinson said, "We are thrilled that the series has been honoured at an international level. The credit belongs to the people of Kakadu. The series wouldn't have been possible without their contribution - Kakadu is their story."

The series was a coproduction between Northern Pictures and Singaporean production company Beach House Pictures. It was broadcast on ABC1 in October 2013.

At last month’s 2014 AACTA Awards, Kakadu (Episode 4) also won Best Cinematography.

Nick and the team from Kakadu are currently working on Life On The Reef, a three-part series for ABC TV about the Great Barrier Reef.

Luke and Nick backstage

The New York Festivals honours TV and Film productions of all lengths and forms and this year received entries from over 50 countries. A list of finalists and medal winners from every category can be found here.