Share your passion for the Isle of Wight with Wightlink

With summer on the horizon, Wightlink is calling for people who love the Isle of Wight to share their passion with the world. 

The ferry company is launching I Love Wight Because – a competition to highlight everything that’s wonderful about the Isle of Wight with staycation treats and travel prizes. 

Proud Island residents and happy holidaymakers alike are invited to make short selfie smartphone videos (maximum 15 seconds) explaining why they love the Isle of Wight. Wightlink will share the best on social media to spread the word far and wide that holidays on the Island are unbeatable. 

There’s a lot to talk about. From miles of beautiful beaches and cycleways to award-winning restaurants, fantastic attractions for the whole family and plenty of dinosaurs, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone. Wightlink will be running frequent sailings on three routes from Portsmouth and Lymington this summer. 

I Love Wight Because videos should be posted on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #ilovewightbecause  

Wightlink will collate the best ones on a gallery wall. The competition will run until Saturday, 31 July 2021.  

First prize is Wightlink ferry travel and a five-night stay with Away Resorts in the UK for up to six people (the Isle of Wight is an option, of course). Second prize is Wightlink ferry travel and a Ferrari 458 Spider PLUS+ Driving Experience at Thruxton and third prize is Wightlink ferry travel and a Gin Cocktail Masterclass at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Hampshire. There will be also be spot prizes of ferry vouchers throughout the contest. 

Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield says: “Everyone at Wightlink is passionate about the Isle of Wight, it’s a fantastic destination. I’m looking forward to seeing all the selfie videos celebrating what we love about the Island.” 


Find out all you need to know about how to enter here:

Top tips for the best videos: 

  • Keep it short, you only have 15 seconds 
  • Start off by saying “I Love Wight because….” 
  • Be passionate! 
  • No need for a tripod. Selfie mode on your smartphone will be fine 
  • Choose a great location to make your video stand out 
  • Make sure there’s plenty of light, don’t be in shadow 
  • Sound effects are fun but don’t let background noise, like wind, spoil the video