$500 Prize: Holiday Wrapping Paper Contest

October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda National Gallery and Goslings Rum have teamed up to launch their first annual Holiday Wrapping Paper Design Competition.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda National Gallery and Goslings Rum have teamed up to launch their first Annual Holiday Wrapping Paper Design Competition.

“Artists and designers – both professional and amateur – are invited to submit designs for a Black Seal inspired wrapping paper which will be produced in time for the upcoming holiday season and sold at the Goslings Dundonald Street wine shop and Front Street store.

“There are two age categories: 18-25 and 25 and over. There is a cash prize of $500 for each category. Both winners will also receive a private tour and rum tasting for up to 10 friends at the Bermuda National Gallery, a BNG membership and 10 sheets of wrapping paper.

“In addition to this, the winner of 18-25 category will receive a Bermuda National Gallery Mentorship which includes meeting with local art and design professionals and the opportunity to be involved in upcoming BNG exhibition design as well as a Goslings Rum Mentorship in Brand Development, giving the winner an insight into how Goslings maintains and advances their brand identity.

“The two winning designs will be featured in the windows of the Goslings Front Street store and on both the Bermuda National Gallery and Goslings Rum social media platforms.

“The deadline for entry is 5pm on November 13th. The winners will be announced on November 20th.

Holiday Wrapping Paper Design Competition Bermuda Oct 2020

Application Details

  • This contest is open to Bermudian nationals residing both in Bermuda and overseas and residents in Bermuda who have been living on island for 6 months or more.
  • Must be age 18 or older at the time of application.
  • Submission is limited to one design per applicant.

Design Guidelines

“There are key concepts of the 2020 Holiday Wrapping Paper Competition that the organizing committee would like you to incorporate into the design:

  • Design must incorporate the Goslings Black Seal
  • Design must work as a repeat pattern
  • Print size: 25.5” x 19”
  • Include a 0.125” bleed on all four sides.
  • Submission can be lower res for emailing and judging purposes; if chosen, final art for production should be 300 dpi at size.
  • Include with entry any ideas for varnish or finishing techniques.

Submission Information

  • Entrants must follow @bermuda_nationalgallery and @goslingsrum on Instagram to be eligible for entry.
  • Send a PDF of your design, along with your complete contact information, to Eve Godet Thomas, Director of Programming and Engagement at the Bermuda National Gallery at programming@bng.bm
  • All entries MUST include complete contact information with submission. Name, d.o.b, business name [if applicable], address, phone number + email + Instagram handle.
  • Entries without contact information and who do not follow both Instagram accounts will not be eligible for inclusion in the competition.
  • Entries received after 5pm on Friday November 13th will not be counted.

Prizes

  • There are two age categories: 18-25 and 25 and over.
  • The winners will be contacted directly and announced on the 20th November.
  • Both winning designs will be put into production and sold at the Goslings Dundonald Street wine shop and the Goslings Front Street store.
  • There is a cash prize of $500 for each category.
  • Both winners will also receive a private tour and rum tasting for up to 10 friends at the Bermuda National Gallery, a BNG membership and 10 sheets of wrapping paper.
  • In addition to this, the winner of 18-25 category will receive a Bermuda National Gallery Mentorship which includes meeting with local art and design professionals and the opportunity to be involved in upcoming BNG exhibition design, plus a Goslings Rum Mentorship in Brand Development, giving the winner an insight into how Goslings maintains and advances their brand identity.
  • Winners will have the right to use their wrapping paper design as part of their design portfolio.
  • The winning designs will be featured in the Front Street facing windows of the Goslings Front Street store and on both the BNG and Goslings Rum social media platforms. Winners will also be showcased on the Bermuda National Gallery website and in their arts newsletter.

Judging

  • The winners will be chosen by a selection committee who will pick their favourite design from each category.
  • The committee will be formed by competition organizers and include island arts professionals.

“Note: All judging will be based solely on the designs. Submissions will be posted to social media through the organizers. All entrants will automatically be added to the Bermuda National Gallery e-mail list and will receive their fortnightly arts newsletter.”

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