Emu Growers Alliance Teams up With Online Zine to Promote Egg Art
MN, March 1, 2002/ -- For the
fourth year in a row a health care company is teaming up with an online magazine
to highlight the unique and delicate aspects of egg art.
Midwest Emu Growers Alliance announced today that it would again be
co-sponsoring the annual “Emu’s Zine Extravagant Emu Egg Contest,” held
online at http://www.emuszine.com.
The contest showcases emu egg art in five categories:
Painted, Diorama, Carved/Etched/Sculpted, Decorated and Pysanky Wax and
Dye. Egg artists from around the
world participate in this “people’s choice” event each year.
Site visitors vote on their favorite egg art in each of the five
categories during the month of May, with winners being announced in the
July/August issue of Emu’s Zine.
of people visit the website each year to see the beautiful work these artists do
on emu eggs,” said Myra Charleston, Editor, Emu’s Zine.
“We are delighted to have MEGA co-sponsor the event again this year.”
Each year MEGA provides emu oil products in a drawing among the contest
voters while Emu’s Zine provides prizes and ribbons for the winning egg
many people associate egg art with the Fabergé eggs of Czarist Russia, modern
egg artists work with real eggs that have been blown out and cleaned.
“Emu eggs have three layers of color which range from the innermost
white through as many as seven layers of teal to the dark green outer layer,”
stated Marcia Huddleston, Executive Director of MEGA.
“Egg artists which specialize in carving are able to utilize these
natural layers and shades as they sculpt the egg.
The resulting work is amazing.”
the contest first began in 1999, there were only four categories and the
majority of the site voters came from within the United States.
In 2001, the categories had grown to include Pysanky Wax and Dye and had
voters from thirteen different countries.
Midwest Emu Growers Alliance, also
known as MEGA, is an
agricultural co-operative with member ranches in Minnesota, North Dakota and
offers the consumer a complete line of high quality emu oil products that
includes Analgesics, Bath and Beauty products and skin care products as well as
pure emu oil. MEGA
stresses high quality products, budget-conscious prices and excellent service.
For more information visit their web page at www.midwestemugrowers.com
Midwest Emu Growers Alliance
Marcia Huddleston, General Manager of Midwest Emu Growers Alliance
Sybil Lake Road
MN 56587-9550 USA