10-year-old, Tiffany Obasohan and 11-year-old, Onyamaechi Christian Yobo from Nigeria have been announced overall winners in the drawing and storyboard categories respectively in the first Cartoon Network Imagination Studios competition while Nyasha Mazarura, an 11-year-old from South Africa was the overall winner in the movie category.
The brand new initiative from Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) is a specially-crafted, creative online platform created to inspire, motivate and celebrate the wild imaginations of children. In its first year, the competition drew a total of 5,159 entries, with activations implemented in over 200 schools in Nigeria, which resulted in inspiring the creativity of 18,056 learners.
Cartoon Network Imagination Studios provided a sneak-peek into the “real” Cartoon Network Studios and the initiative encouraged children aged nine to 14 years to explore their artistic talents via an online website. “The website is an important milestone in the network’s commitment to helping children learn and develop their skills online using the channel’s affinity with young audiences to do so”, says Pierre Branco, vice president, Southern Europe and Africa for Turner International