American and Canadian youngsters
are competing to win a holiday to Cayman.
National Geographic Kids magazine
are running their annual Hands-On Explorer Challenge, an essay and photo competition
that is now in its fifth year, the magazine said in a press release.
“Kids must write an original
personal essay of no more than 300 words, telling National Geographic Kids
magazine how they actively explore their world; essays should creatively
incorporate the topic of water while explaining what inspires and excites them
as they explore their world.
“Entrants should consider how water
is essential to life everywhere — from dew on a leaf to the sea that surrounds
the Cayman Islands. To complete the entry, students also must submit a
photograph that they have taken that illustrates their essay.”
Children from the United States and
Canada between ages 9 and 15 can enter and the 15 winners will embark on a
seven-day expedition to Cayman in summer 2011, where they will visit Stingray
City and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park plus explore the island with their
guides, all the while chronicling their experience in words and pictures.
Acting Director of Tourism Shomari
Scott said that the department was excited to be working with the magazine.
“We are excited to be working with
such a credible brand as National Geographic and thrilled that they recognized
the uniqueness of the Cayman Islands to be the host destination for this year’s
National Geographic Kids Hands-On Explorer Challenge.
“We look forward to sharing the
vast array of experiences that our islands have to offer with the next
generation of great explorers.”