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Casa dos Açores da Bermuda has been named the winner of the sixth annual Charity Christmas Tree Competition.

The charity was one of ten that decorated trees to win cash prizes for their cause.

Casa dos Açores da Bermuda, a charity that promotes Azorean culture, history and tradition in Bermuda, won a $4,000 prize.

Its tree featured a nativity scene complete with a replica of the Portuguese Rock in Spittal Pond and handmade Bermuda Cottages celebrating symbolic landmarks in the Azorean and Bermudian Community.

The Portuguese Cultural Association, which decorated its tree with recycled materials, won the People's Choice Award of $2,500.

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard took second place and the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation third, winning $2,500 and $1,750 respectively.

All ten entrants won $750 for participating.

Organiser Suzanne DeCouto said: “We are thankful to Sun Life Financial International who sponsor the event along with Washington Mall Properties for allowing us to have it in this location.”

Job well done: Andrea Moniz-DeSouza of Casa dos Acores da Bermuda, right, accepts her charity's prize money from Gena Cann of representative from Sun Life Financial (Photograph submitted)
Job well done: the winners of the sixth annual Charity Christmas Tree Competition are shown at the Washington Mall (Photograph submitted)

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Published December 23, 2018 at 1:20 pm (Updated December 24, 2018 at 8:05 am)

Azorean charity wins Christmas tree prize

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