I'm fairly certain this was on YTV in the 90's. Centers around a young (early to mid teens) boy and some other kids of various ages. Something happens where they end up in another world that seems to be a forest (kind of resembles the forest from the movie "Hook". They several times encounter "soldiers" of about the mid teen age wearing weird armor, and they are chased and imprisoned. Eventually this one "soldier" who kinda resembles "Buzz" from "Home Alone", kinda starts helping some of them where he can. And I think the main character starts to have flashbacks of a particular place and as the group slowly reforms he has to figure out where to find odd little trinkets and stuff they can use to get back to their own world.
Five hats means that five tropers think it is ready to publish.
You are saying that you think this draft is ready to be published. That means the description is not ambiguous,
it doesn't duplicate an existing trope, there are at least three examples, and the title makes sense.