Youth vie for top award

THE Inspiration Awards, in conjunction with the Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes, has launched the Inspiring Youth Schools Campaign.

INSPIRING VISIT: Penny the PnA mascot and Inspiring Youth Schools Campaign organiser Brad Taylor recently visited the Hope Schools senior phase pupils, bringing news of the newly- launched Inspiring Youth Schools Ccampaign Picture: SUPPLIED

The campaign, which runs throughout this month, searches for inspirational stories on how the Buffalo City youth are helping with the transformation of their communities.

To enter, candidates must upload a three-minute video showing the inspiring work they are doing to transform their community to the Inspiration Awards Facebook page.An online application form must also be filled in.

Entries close on March 28 and eight finalists will be announced next month.These finalists will each receive R2000 in vouchers from partnering companies – Vodacom4U and PnA Stationers.

Other sponsors and partners include LinkFM and Iguana Media.

Finalists stand a chance to be nominated as Local Heroes and receive R20000 each, as well as presenting and having their story voted as the most inspirational at the Inspiration Awards breakfast which will be held at Mercedes Benz on May 17.

The finalist with the most inspirational story will win a further R40000.

For more information about the campaign, please visit the Inspiration Awards Facebook page or contact organiser Brad Taylor at


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