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0 March 7th, 2011 AMC’s Julia Barr to judge fur free fashion competition!

The former star of All My Children, Julia Barr ( Brooke), is set to be one of the judges when independent fashion designers are invited to enter their fur free fashions in the Born Free USA fffashion Competition for a chance to win prizes; significantly boost their fashion career; be featured in a leading magazine; and help promote the ethical and environmental benefits of fur free fashion.

Barr, who is dedicated to helping the cause of our furry friends, and as we all know a huge animal supporter, will be part of the judging team along with  international design and couture legend Elizabeth Emanuel, perhaps best-known for creating Princess Diana’s wedding gown. Winners will also be selected by Rachelle Carson-Begley (Living with Ed on Discovery’s Planet Green); Kristin Bauer (Pam on HBO’s True Blood); Brita Belli (editor of E/The Environmental Magazine); and Summer Rayne Oakes (eco-model, activist and green living expert).  

Adam Roberts, Executive Vice President of Born Free USA adds, “We are thrilled to have Julia and Elizabeth join this year’s judging panel and we embrace the varied backgrounds and experiences that each of our judges bring to the competition. Those who enter this year will have their designs seen by judges who know fashion from different worlds and who are deeply compassionate.”

To compete in 2011, designers must create a woman’s or man’s coat, shirt, pants, dress, skirt or suit.  For further details, rules and guidelines, and to enter the competition, go to www.bornfreeusa.org/fffashion.  Deadline for entries is April 15, 2011. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, selected from the top ten finalists. There will also be a “Green Award” and a “Student Award”.

Born Free USA is a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation, and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade.  Born Free’s Primate Sanctuary in Texas is home to more than 500 primates rescued from laboratories, roadside zoos, and private possession. Born Free USA brings to America the message of “compassionate conservation” — the vision of the U.K.-based Born Free Foundation, established in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free, along with their son Will Travers, now CEO of both organizations. Born Free’s mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally.  More at: www.bornfreeusa.org; twitter http://twitter.com/bornfreeusa; Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BornFreeUSA.

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