Cartoon network launches new competition

2015-05-13 06:00
Cartooon Network on DStv launched its 10th Animation Generation competition on 30 April. photo: sourced

Cartooon Network on DStv launched its 10th Animation Generation competition on 30 April. photo: sourced

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CARTOON Network, channel 301 on DStv, launched its 10th Animation Generation competition on 30 April, partnering with 3025 schools nationwide.

The drawing competition that promotes the art of illustration and encourages imaginative creativity will be the last of its kind, challenging primary school pupils to explore their artistic talents.

The campaign will target 1 725 000 primary school pupils between the ages of six and 14 and 73 150 teachers in South Africa.

Pupils will be challenged to truly flex their creative muscles. stretch their young, creative minds to tackle this educational, yet fun activity to ultimately come out tops as the final winner of Cartoon Network’s Animation Generation 2015.

Over the past 10 years, Cartoon Network has brought children around the globe some amazing heroes and the theme for Animation Generation 2015 will be around creating the “next hero” that will call Cartoon Network home. Pupils are encouraged to design a new hero or heroine that will inspire South African children to be the best that they can be.

“Every child has a cartoon figure, which they admire, look up to, and aspire to be, so why not, as a child, use your imagination to design and invent your very own; this is exactly the thought process, behind this year’s Animation Generation theme.

The competition is a unique initiative from Cartoon Network, which aims to harness the passion of our viewers and contribute something back to the local communities in which we operate. In 2015 our message to the youth will be to adopt heroic behaviour, by being a helpful civilian and generous towards others. We hope to encourage and inspire our viewers to unleash their creativity limited by nothing, but their imagination and we look forward to seeing the entries roll in,” says Pierre Branco, vice-president Southern Europe and Africa for Turner Broadcasting System.

Pupils from all over the country are invited to enter and have the chance to win amazing prizes. Up for grabs are iPads, Blackberrys, iPods and cash prizes for the top three winners and schools in every age group, with the overall school with the most entries receiving a cash prize of R10 000.

The overall individual winner of the competition will have the opportunity to get his drawing animated and it will be showcased live on air on Cartoon Network.

Pupils can enter in three age categories - six to eight, nine to 11 and 12 to 14.

Drawings can be entered online via the Animation Generation website or via post to HDI Youth Marketeers, Animation Generation Competition Entries, Postnet Suite 331, Private Bag X 51, Bryanston 2021.

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