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Not Funny Business

Now its Fun time. HP and Cartoon Network has given an opportunity to kids from ages of 6 to 14 years to create carecature of popular characters such as the PowerPuff Girls.

tv Updated: Jul 17, 2010 15:06 IST
Vidya Balachander

For parents who fret over how much time their kids spend watching cartoons, there’s proof that some good can actually come of it.

HP and Cartoon Network have announced the second annual Toon Creator Awards. The competition, which is open for kids between the ages of 6 and 14, requires them to create cartoons, building on popular characters such as the PowerPuff Girls.

The competition is open for participants from seven Asian countries, including India, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Pakistan. They can register individually or as part of their school contingents.

Last year, the competition was a resounding success. “There were roughly 10,000 entries from India alone,” said Vinay Awasthi, director of HP. While one winner is chosen from every country – who can then participate in the all-Asia contest – the school with the maximum number of entries also wins a prize.

Awasthi says that the competition blends education with entertainment. “Computers make the process of just sitting back and watching a cartoon a little more interactive,” he says.