The deadline for students to enter their winning essays for the
Caymanian Compass “Be a Journalist for the Day” competition is fast
And we hope we get a lot of submissions.
In today’s paper on Page 8 you can read about the journey Cayman Free
Press journalist Norma Connolly took to wind up in the Cayman Islands as a
Through this competition we want to give the students of Cayman a
chance to see how a real newsroom works and how we gather the news on the
Islands. It is our desire to work with schools and get students to read the
Compass and be aware of what is happening around them and how things can effect
them not only in Cayman, but around the world.
Students ages 13-17 from all three Islands are invited to participate.
Students must either write a 300- to 400-word article on a local topic
or shoot a 30-second video on a local topic. The exercise is all about how they
convey the information in a clear and interesting way.
Lime has given us two Lenovo netbooks for each winner and the winners
will each spend a day with the editorial staff at the Caymanian Compass, not
only seeing how things are done and produced but writing, making a video and
even reading the news on the radio.
This is all in an effort to help get our young people – especially
young Caymanians – interested in journalism.
We believe if we want to attract young people to journalism, we have to
help grow them through our young people already in school.
We hope the programme is a success and we get lots of submissions.
For details, turn to Page 8 in today’s Caymanian Compass.
This is another way Cayman Free Press, which attracts interns each
summer and has helped put several students through higher education, believes
it can provide community service.
We sincerely hope parents, teachers and the various schools on the
Remember, the deadline is 23 October.