Press Release

Premier's Office
BVI Tourist Board
Release Date:
Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 10:43am

The BVI Tourist Board invites all school-aged children to show off their creativity skills by participating in its first BVILOVE Poetry Contest.  The contest challenges students to artistically show their love and appreciation for the BVI.  The aim of the contest is to inspire student writers and aspiring poets to express themselves through poetry while demonstrating BVILOVE.

“This is one of the many platforms we are working on to celebrate BVI Tourist Board’s commitment to the community and the arts”, said Clive McCoy, Director of Tourism. “It is important that we recognize the outstanding writing achievements by students in the Territory, and show them BVILOVE.”

Students are asked to submit their poems in unique formats that include but are not limited to art, video photography and performance. Entries are due by 16 November, 2020.  An Apple iPad will be awarded to the winner in each of two categories – ages 5 to 12, and ages 13 to 19.

Contest rules are available here.  To register, email us at


About the British Virgin Islands

Known as a treasured destination rich in undiscovered experiences, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is an alluring archipelago comprising 60 islands and cays located 80 kilometers (60 miles) east of Puerto Rico, in the northwestern region of the Caribbean Sea. The main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke have attracted travelers globally with their cultural Caribbean authenticity. Located in Tortola, Road Town is the BVI’s capital.

Ranked #1 Best Place to Visit in the Caribbean by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the BVI is where nature’s best secrets are kept with an abundance of pristine beaches, azure seas, towering sage mountains and burnt-orange sunsets. It’s no wonder the BVI’s Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke were featured on the “Top Islands in the

Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas” list in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2017 and 2018.

For more information on all that the British Virgin Islands have to offer, visit the official BVI Tourist Board website at or contact 1-800-835-8530.

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