Cartoon Network Africa Celebrates Girls’ Achievements With The Powerpuff Girls Awards
Cartoon Network Africa is teaming up with charity organisation – Save The Children to launch The Powerpuff Girls Awards, which aims to empower, inspire and celebrate the achievements of young girls from all across Africa. The Powerpuff Girls Awards are aimed at girls aged between 4 and 14 and will recognise those with “superhero skills” – those who have great ideas that can change and help the world.
The awards are split into three different categories and each category is represented by the inner power and special ability of a Powerpuff Girl – Blossom, Bubbles or Buttercup. Categories include Science and Tech Inventor, Social Helper and Artistic Creator categories. To promote the awards Cartoon Network and Save the Children will be visiting schools across South Africa and Kenya.
The Buttercup Award celebrates excellence in science and technology and will be awarded to a young girl who has produced an invention or a groundbreaking idea. The Bubbles Award will be awarded to a girl who produces an imaginative and creative art piece that represents girl power. The Blossom Award will be given to an awards entrant that is intelligent, is always positive and has a strong moral compass, the entrant must of already made a remarkable difference for the greater good, is an inspiration to others and wants to develop their ideas further.
The Powerpuff Girls Awards will be accepting entries from Wednesday 15th August until Monday 15th October, rules for each category and general entry terms and conditions can be found on DStv’s website (http://www.dstv.com/ppgawards). The winners will be announced at the end of October and will receive their award at the the PPG Awards Ceremony which will be held Johannesburg in November. Each winner from the three categories will receive $1,500 which will be used to bring their scientific, artistic or socially revolutionary ideas to life with the help of a dedicated mentor. One of the mentors will be singer-songwriter Toya Delazy, known as the voice of Bliss in The Powerpuff Girls in English speaking Africa, Toya will be the awards’ Artistic Creator mentor.
Gugu Ndebele, CEO of Save the Children South Africa made this statement in regards to The Powerpuff Girls Awards:
“Save the Children is a child rights organisation which aims to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats its children. As the African arm of this organisation, we are proud and honoured to partner with Cartoon Network on this event. We cannot think of a better way to inspire change than to partner with an organisation that celebrates young girls and their achievements. We look forward to engaging with the young girls who rock for Africa.”