The Powerpuff Girls cartoon was super awesome. If you grew up in the early 2000’s then you, my friend, watched this oh so inspiring cartoon. Remember Blossom with the really long hair, she was the leader of the ‘gang’, always inspiring and giving direction to her sisters. Buttercup was strong, always wanted to show off her skills as she beat down dragons, monsters and bad guys. Bubbles was cute and charming and such an emotional little girl. Even with the challenges she stuck together with her sisters and fought. Each girl with her uniqueness made me want to become a super hero. I always admired Blossom though. I guess maybe because she had long hair like me.
Well, Cartoon Network Africa in conjunction with the African arm of the International NGO, Save the Children, would like to recognize young, talented girls and bring out the super hero in them. That is why they are introducing the PPG(Powerpuff Girls) Awards that will enable girls aged 9 and 14 years to be able to show case their super powers.
The Powerpuff Girls Awards will be a show case in two countries, namely South Africa and Kenya. So there will be three awards, namely; The Blossom Award, The Buttercup Award and The Bubbles Award.
The Blossom Award will be awarded to the girl who is smart, positive and has a strong moral compass, who makes a remarkable difference for the greater good. The Buttercup Award will be given to a girl who has excellence in science and technology by developing an invention that has raised the bar, which will turn her vision into reality. Then the Bubbles Award will be given to the girl that is always using her imagination to create artistic pieces in any form, that is original and represents girls empowerment.
This does actually sound like fun. Girls competing to change their world. Isn’t that lovely? Plus the girls also get to be empowered as their dreams come true. The entries for the awards open from the 15th of August to 15th October 2018. terms and conditions apply. For more information, kindly visit www.DStv.com/PPGAwards. From Wednesday 15th August the competition goes live.
Winners will be announced at the end of October and will receive the awards in South Africa, Johannesburg, beginning of November. Each winner from the three categories will receive $1,500 to help bring their award winning entry to life. This will be with the help of the Artistic Creator Mentor, Toya Delazy.
All the best to the girls, they should know that in their own right they are still super heroes and nothing should stop them from accomplishing their dreams, because after all dreams do come true.