After so many wonderful islands were submitted for the NSE Island Tours Competition, we shortlisted five and reviewed them live on stream. Here are the winners of the competition:
First place - Merishore
Submitted by Sophie from the University of Birmingham
Second place - Rosewood
Submitted by JackyRabbit from King's College London
Third place - Bönde
Submitted by Julia from Staffordshire University
You can catch the full broadcast below:
The first Island reviewed was Bönde submitted by Julia from Staffordshire University. Bönde is a very cosy autumnal island filled with charm. This island ended up getting 3rd place. Visit it yourself: DA-4915-1156-1061.
Up next, we visited Hiraeth submitted by Folkloner, a Swansea University alumni. A very playful island with lots of themes; it has a full space station, cinema and zen garden. Here's the dream code so you can visit: DA-6407-1137-4069.
The third island we visited was submitted by JackyRabbit, a student from King's College London. The island, Rosewood, is grand and PACKED full of trinkets, decorations and beautiful flowers. We awarded this island second place, go take a tour: DA-1678-3130-4087.
Next, we visited the island that takes first place, Merishore, submitted by University of Birmingham student, Sophie. A very neatly designed island with a mini-golf area and complete with aliens creating crop circles! Dream code: DA-3967-0538-1300.
The final island we toured was Nooblar by Annie, a student at the University of Liverpool. Nooblar is a very relaxing island with an oasis, walled garden and toxic beach. Visit it here: DA-9534-9330-8481.
It was extremely difficult to choose just five islands to review. The other island were such a treat to view, so take a look at them yourselves! Here's a full list of the dream codes that were submitted:
DA-4915-1156-1061 by CatsberryRipple, Bournemouth University student.
DA-0435-3901-8376 by Taser9001, Wolverhampton University alumni.
DA-2791-5278-3171 by Wyvernrider, University of Birmingham student.
DA-6956-0746-9767 by Sanotan, University of Wales Trinity Saint David alumni.
DA-7214-4656-5867 by jdarby7, Staffordshire University student.
DA-4307-6514-6901 by Olivia, University of Glasgow student.
DA-9963-3212-6609 by Raajun, University of Birmingham student.
DA-7740-6278-6110 by DeadlySoul, University of Salford student.