Photos/Winners: Astwood Dickinson Prize Giving

December 3, 2019

[Updated with winners] Toward the end of summer, Astwood Dickinson launched the Original Bermuda Collection Competition. The competition aimed to get Bermudians involved in designing the newest additions to the existing Original Bermuda Collection.

A spokesperson said, “Entrants were invited to send in their designs and the winning designs were then brought to life by our master gold crafter. We are happy to announce that we had an overwhelming number of great selections and we are excited to show Bermuda the new pieces, designed by great local talent.”


Open to all Bermuda residents, there were two winners, one from each category – 18yrs & up, as well as an
18yrs & younger category. Astwood Dickinson hosted a prize giving reception to announce the winners and to unveil the winning designs last night [Dec 2].

Update: The judging panel included Astwood Dickinson owners Mr. James Boyce and Mrs. Bregitta Boyce, Managing Director Ian Smith, master craftsman Tim Palmer and Ms. Nikki Begg. Master craftsman Tim Palmer and his assistant Diane Richardson were tasked with creating the pieces.

Winners included:

Special award for best use of humor:

  • Robert King – “Chicken and egg” cufflinks.

Over 18 category:

  • 1st prize – Sophie Francis – Bermuda Co-Ordinates Compass
  • 2nd prize – Laura Burns – Monstera Leaf
  • 3rd prize – Damian Richardson – Lazarus Snail

Under 18 category:

  • 1st prize – Sophie Banner – Pair of Butterfly Fish
  • 2nd prize – Samantha Rance – Crystal Caves
  • 3rd prize – Isaac Wickramange – Grouper

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