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20 March 2023

Say hello to Jet the Puffin!

01 March 2023

Island Games Cultural Programme

25 February 2023

Getting set for the Games with the big leaflet drop

25 February 2023

Getting set for the Games

25 February 2023

Road race routes

06 February 2023

Games’ volunteers kick off the training journey in style

30 January 2023

Guernsey 2023 - football news

27 January 2023

Planning for the Games this year!

04 January 2023

Owen Le Vallee - the force behind the Games

19 December 2022

200 days to go!

11 December 2022

Thinking of our friends in Jersey

05 December 2022

Accommodation Update

05 December 2022

Final team numbers to be submitted

30 November 2022

Meet the Team...

24 October 2022

IT support for Guernsey 2023

01 October 2022

Volunteer role allocation

22 September 2022

Volunteer registration days

14 September 2022

Games volunteer - deadline to sign-up approaching

03 September 2022

Men's football competition draw

30 August 2022

Guernsey’s sporting stars support volunteer recruitment

27 July 2022

Guernsey 8-14 July 2023... volunteers needed

25 July 2022

Games Deputy Director position - DEADLINE 19 August

25 July 2022

Pre-visit review

09 July 2022

New island announcement

08 July 2022

Islands' Pre-visit - Day 1 review

05 July 2022

We're back!

25 March 2021

Save the date... 8-14 July 2023

08 December 2020

Guernsey will now host in 2023

26 September 2020

Guernsey 2021 NatWest International Island Games latest casualty of Covid-19

26 September 2020

Video update from Jorgen Pettersson

26 September 2020

Looking back at the Games

06 July 2020

Virtual update for Islands

14 May 2020

Guernsey 2021 - planning is the key

06 April 2020

Update from the IIGA

24 March 2020

Guernsey 2021 - pushing on with planning

03 March 2020

Technology Partner appointed

26 February 2020

Reasons to volunteer...

19 February 2020

Could you be a Games Maker?

17 February 2020

Sports planning progressing well ahead of Guernsey 2021

07 February 2020

Accommodation top of the list for Guernsey 2021

20 December 2019

2020 - a busy year ahead

10 December 2019

St. John - the importance of first aid volunteers

06 November 2019

Guernsey 2021 teams up with St John Ambulance Guernsey

01 November 2019

Recruitment campaign for Games Makers gets off to a great start

01 November 2019

Volunteer teams - key roles available

25 October 2019

Full volunteer registration system now available

10 October 2019

Winning medal announcement

09 October 2019

BREAKING NEWS - medal design competition winner

01 October 2019

Thank you to everyone who voted!

10 September 2019

Attachés and their vital role

09 September 2019

Fun and games at the Park

16 August 2019

Medal competition - LAST DAY OF VOTING!

16 July 2019

Message from Jorgen Pettersson, Chair of the IIGA

12 July 2019

Thank you Gibraltar 2019!

11 July 2019

Setting the scene for 2021

11 July 2019

Penultimate day in Gibraltar

09 July 2019

Excitement continues into day two

09 July 2019

Silver for Sark

07 July 2019

Great first day of competition

06 July 2019

Gibraltar 2019 is underway!

28 June 2019

IIGA Executive Committee bowled over in Guernsey!

28 June 2019

Plans for Gibraltar - follow our updates

28 June 2019

The rewards volunteering can bring

01 March 2023

Island Games Cultural Programme

In conjunction with Guernsey Arts

Guernsey Arts is pleased to be working with the NatWest International Island Games Committee to create a Cultural Programme of engagement to run alongside the Island Games. Each project is open for all Islanders of competing Islands to submit entries. Through the projects we will be building a collaborative insight across our Islands, developing cultural diplomacy and creating a cultural legacy of our creative communities. 

Poetry Open

The Pocket Island Poetry Open asks for entries of written poetry to reflect on “A View of my Island”. Areas for reflection from poets could include concentrating on the beauty of their Island and its environments, social or political commentary, historic events and figures, or how their Island is special to them. 

Chosen poems from each Island will be included in the “Pocket Island Poetry” book, to be available as a printed booklet within Guernsey for those attending the various Island Games events, showcased digitally during sports events utilising display screens at the venues, and as a digital resource to be shared with the Islands taking part. 

  • Entries are welcomed in all languages with an English translation – Island languages are encouraged 
  • Entries can be in any style of poetry 
  • Entries are limited to 24 lines and 240 words 
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of individuals based within Guernsey 
  • A minimum of one chosen poem from each Island with entries submitted will be included in the “Pocket Island Poetry” booklet 
  • Highly commended poems will be showcased digitally across the Island in between coverage of the sports events 

Entries for the Pocket Island Poetry are now open via arts.gg/events/pocket-island-poetry-open until 30th April 2023. 


Digital Arts Open

The Islands Digital Arts Open looks to curate any form of visual art which can be digitally submitted online. This could include:

  • Photography
  • Film
  • Animation
  • Digitally created art
  • High resolution scans or photographs of physical work e.g. paintings, drawings, sculpture

The open is asking for work responding to the theme of “Islands”, and is accepting existing pieces of work or something you have created specifically for the open. “Islands” asks you to explore the significance of your home: A dramatic viewpoint, an iconic landmark, emotive building or an interpretation of a historic moment.

A chosen piece from each Island will be replicated and exhibited in the “Islands Digital Arts Open” exhibition, in the George Crossan Gallery as well as showcased digitally during sporting events utilising display screens at the venues, and as a digital resource to be shared with the Islands taking part.

  • All entries should be submitted digitally
  • Entries will be accepted from all ages
  • Images which are submitted will need to be of highest possible quality e.g. 300 dpi resolution
  • If your entry is an MV4, MP4 or other large multimedia file, please include a link for a file sharing sites such as WeTransfer or YouTube.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of individuals based within Guernsey
  • A minimum of one piece from each Island with entries submitted will be reproduced and included in the “Island Digital Arts Open” exhibition
  • Highly commended entries will be showcased digitally across the Island in between coverage of sports events.

See arts.gg/events/islands-digital-arts-open for further details. Deadline is 30th April 2023