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The top Bermuda Day Parade floats were recognised with awards yesterday.

Michael Weeks, Minister of Social Development and Sport, presented a total of 16 awards to float participants “who spent many long hours creating remarkable displays of tradition and pageantry”.

Floats were recognised under two categories: natural heritage and art.

Floats in the natural heritage category had to reflect this year's Bermuda Day theme “What We Share”.

Vasco Da Gama Club claimed top prize in the category, while Sandys Secondary Middle School took second and Prospect Primary School came third.

Floats in the art category could either be a collection of displayed artworks, a mural or sculpture.

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs earned the top honour, with the Department of ICT Policy and Innovation Cybertips in second spot, with Dellwood Middle School in third place.

Ten special awards were also presented. Vasco Da Gama Club captured the Premier's Award for best float, as well as the Minister's Award for most original float.

Award winners: The Vasco da Gama Club float, winner of the natural heritage category, takes part in the Bermuda Day Parade (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Recognising excellence: Michael Weeks, Minister of Social Development and Sport, presented 16 awards to 2018 Bermuda Day Parade float participants (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Club representatives: Ricardo Ponte and Paul Franco of Vasco da Gama Club with the prizes for winning the natural heritage category (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published May 31, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated May 31, 2018 at 8:14 am)

Vasco Da Gama Club wins award for float

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