Press release – November 21, 2012, St. John’s, Antigua: Aspiring, young journalists, visual artists and photographers age 7 to 18 will have an opportunity to design and write the first ever Donkey Sanctuary magazine that will be sold to visitors and supporters.

This exciting opportunity is all part of the Antigua Donkey Sanctuary’s new education, outreach program to attract more visitors as well as involve young people in the work of this world recognised organisation: “The Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society started looking after at risk, stray and abandoned donkeys since1993 and we presently look after 160 donkeys at our sanctuary near Bethesda. We do have visitors both local and tourists who come along and fall in love with the Donkeys and sponsor them. However, we want to reach more people and felt that a magazine designed and written by young people would make a great souvenir,” states Karen M. Corbin, President/Executive Director Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society.

The competition is real simple and is free to enter, as Corbin explains” We wanted a competition that would allow the winners to have real hands on experience of designing, writing, drawing and taking pictures for the magazine. All they have to do is like our official Face Book Page – Antigua’s Donkey Sanctuary and complete the following sentence: ‘I want to work with the Donkey Sanctuary because………………………….’ and post it on our face book page or email abhumane@candw.ag or they can leave their entries at the Antigua and Barbuda Museum on Long street. They will have to add their name, age, school and contact number.”

The best ten entries will become the editorial team and will spend a day at the Donkey Sanctuary working with HAMA Antigua and Brenda Lee Browne to produce the magazine. This is such a great opportunity for young persons who like to write, to ask questions, draw and take photographs. We are really looking forward to seeing the end product”

There will also be prizes for the top ten, which will be announced as well as a plaque honouring the editorial team permanently displayed at the Donkey Sanctuary and receive copies of the magazine for their portfolio.

The deadline for entries is November 30th and winners will be notified the first week of December.

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