On May 1st 2021, My Anguilla Experience launched the Virtual Discover Anguilla Challenge. My Anguilla Experience is a blog and social media platform owned by Shellecia Brooks-Johnson with the support of team members Sherise Brooks and Nashaine Johnson.
Shellecia shared, ‘Prior to the lockdown, we intended to launch a Discover Anguilla Challenge with 20 challenges. This would have required participants to explore Anguilla and rediscover all that Anguilla has to offer from our beaches and restaurants to our culture and heritage. Participants would have gotten the opportunity to mingle and engage in various activities and events during the month of May. Anguilla’s pause, because of the Covid-19 cluster, meant the full challenge had to be post-poned. I decided it was best to pivot and host a virtual mini Discover Anguilla Challenge instead and so we did.’
The goals of the Challenge were to:
1) Spark positivity during a tough time
2) Support local businesses and performers
3) Share with the world how awesome Anguilla and Anguillians are
The Virtual Discover Anguilla Challenge ran from May 2nd to May 7th and was embraced enthusiastically. The challenges were:
1) Post a picture of a beach in Anguilla. Name the beach.
2. Post a picture of a locally made product that you currently own. Tag the business.
3) Write a review for two local businesses on their Facebook page.
4) Share a favourite childhood memory in Anguilla. Include a picture if you have one.
5) Post a video from a local band or performer. Tag them.
Participants who completed all the challenges were entered into raffle for a chance to win the grand prize.
The Grand Prize included:
Moke for a day donated by Vanburn Brookes
Lunch for Two at Ocean Echo donated by Judy Hughes
A gift box of skincare products from Cari Bella donated by Christobel Daniel
A separate prize of a gift basket with an assortment of goodies was donated by Cristina Richardson of GAB’s Party Essentials.
A participation prize of two-quart sized tubs of icecream from Tropical Treats was donated by Charlene Hodge.
We wish to express gratitude to all our prize sponsors for your willingness to partner with My Anguilla Experience on this challenge.
The winners of the Challenge are as follows:
The Grand Prize winner – Kenniva Brooks.
Winner of the gift basket – Jahmeca Jones
Participation prize winner – Jennifer Cordice
Forty plus persons participated in the challenge with approximately half of the participants completing all five challenges.
Participants shared feedback including:
“Thanks to my Anguilla Experience for your great idea. You fostered togetherness even though the lockdown had us separated. ”
“This was fun. Can’t wait to do another one.”
“I really enjoyed this. Keep up the good work.”
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all participants as you made this virtual challenge a success.
Discover Anguilla Challenge 2021
The My Anguilla Experience Team plans to launch the full Discover Anguilla Challenge during the final quarter of 2021. We invite businesses who wish to partner with us to contact us for marketing and advertising opportunities.
Sherise Brooks shared, “We remain committed to encouraging locals and visitors to experience all Anguilla has to offer. We are also excited about working with and supporting local small businesses in Anguilla.
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