Press Release

Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Monday, 18 February 2019 - 4:33pm

School aged children across the Territory are invited to submit artwork inspired by the natural environment of the British Virgin Islands.

The project aims to encourage art expression in children while expanding awareness for the large ocean spaces of the islands and the need for their protection.

Artwork must be submitted by March 8 and the announcement of the winners will be celebrated on March 15 at Government House.

The Governor's Office in partnership with the Association of Reef Keepers (ARK), Art Without Limits, (AWOL) and IslandBags will be supporting the competition through this month of February.  

Interested students will have the opportunity to attend free workshops on Saturday, February 23 and Saturday, March 2.  The venue will be communicated to the public via social media, radio and print ads at a later date. Supplies and art support will be provided.

Winning entries will be chosen from a wide range of categories such as 'Most Abstract', 'Best Youngest Artist' or 'Most Colourful' and there are many fun prizes available. An overall winner will also be chosen to feature on a limited edition IslandBags bag - a recyclable (made from plastic bottles), reusable shopping bag.  All profits from the sale of these bags will go towards community art and environmental projects. If you would like to be listed as a vendor or for a pre-purchase contact Re-CREATE BVI. 

For more information, visit the Re-CREATE BVI Facebook page.  Artists and art teachers who wish to assist with the workshops should contact Debi Carson of AWOL at 541-0505.  Special workshops are also available for schools and other organisations upon request.                                      

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Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
Tel: +1 (284) 345-2776 | Mobile: +1 (284) 345-3387