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Tuesday, February 7, 2023


Aug. 20, 2001 – It's a sign of the times that the Gateway Committee of the St. John Community Foundation is holding a contest to develop a standardized signage system for Cruz Bay.
The competition is to design a distinctive look for visitor-oriented signage throughout Cruz Bay, Craig Barshinger, a member of the Community Foundation Board, said. The resulting signs will be part of a "way-finding" system to be developed in cooperation with the National Park Service to help V.I. National Park visitors find their way around the town.
Designs should incorporate St. John's natural and cultural history and environment.
"This is challenging," Barshinger said, "because you're designing the look. All the signs in Cruz Bay will use that theme." He said the signage will include directions and information and identify streets. A banner sign welcoming visitors will hang at the ferry dock.
The contest is one of several community efforts to improve how Cruz Bay looks. "It's one small thing we can do," Barshinger said.
The designer of the winning entry will receive a three-night stay for two people in an ocean-view room at Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda. Transportation from Little Dix's sister property, Caneel Bay Resort, will be provided.
The Gateway Committee hopes many V.I. artists submit proposals, he said. The contest closes Nov. 1. Barshinger said five people selected by the Community Foundation will judge the entries.
Copies of the rules and regulations are available at the Community Foundation office, the V.I. National Park Visitor Center, and both Connections offices. To have a copy faxed, call the foundation office at 693-9410.
To request by e-mail that a copy of the contest guidelines be e-mailed to you, click here.

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