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Christmas paper competition launched with Flora theme

Olympic champion Flora Duffy puts her signature to a bottle of commemorative Gosling’s rum (Photograph supplied)

Artists were today asked to use their talent in Christmas competition inspired by Olympic champion Flora Duffy.

Her achievement as the island’s first Olympic gold medal winner is the basis for the second annual festive wrapping paper design competition organised by rum firm Gosling’s and the Bermuda National Gallery.

The winning design will go on sale on at Gosling’s stores on Dundonald Street and Front Street, as well as at the BNG online shop.

Professionals and amateurs are invited to submit designs.

The is divided into competition divided into two age categories – 18-25 and 26 and over – with a cash prize of $500.

Winners will also get a private rum tasting for up to ten friends at the Bermuda National Gallery, BNG membership, and ten sheets of the wrapping paper.

Winners of the 18-25 category also get a BNG mentorship, including meeting artists and a chance to take part in gallery exhibition designs, and a Gosling’s rum mentorship in brand development.

The two winning designs will feature in the windows of the Gosling’s Front Street store, and on the BNG and Gosling’s Rum social media platforms.

Gosling’s has already launched a limited release special “Flora Gold” rum.

Each of the 15 bottles were signed by Ms Duffy and will be auctioned, with proceeds going to the Flora Fund, set up to support budding athletic stars.

Application details for the Christmas competition can be found here and the deadline for entry is November 1 at 5pm.

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Published October 20, 2021 at 10:24 pm (Updated October 20, 2021 at 10:24 pm)

Christmas paper competition launched with Flora theme

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