The Bermuda National Gallery and Goslings Rum announced that Jonathan Marc Boden and Kayley Gibbons are the winners of their first annual Holiday Wrapping Paper Design Competition.
Artists and designers – both professional and amateur – were invited to submit designs for a Black Seal inspired wrapping paper which will be produced this holiday season by Island Press and sold at the Goslings Dundonald Street wine shop and Front Street store.
Over 60 applications were received, which the organisers said “were judged blind to ensure a fair selection process.”
The selection committee included Peter Lapsley, Executive Director of the Bermuda National Gallery, Malcolm Gosling, President and CEO of Goslings International Limited and Sami Lil, founder of award-winning creative studio Uber Super Duper.”
Malcolm Gosling, President and CEO of Goslings International Limited said: “What an incredible opportunity to partner with the Bermuda National Gallery on this creative endeavor. I was so thrilled to see all the inspired designs capturing the spirit of Bermuda and the holidays.”
Kayley Gibbons won the 18-25 age category for her striking black, white and red design. Jonathan Marc Boden won the 26 and over category for his playful candy cane design. The two winning designs will be featured in the windows of the Goslings Front Street store, to be unveiled at the end of the month.
Both winners will receive a cash prize of $500 plus a private tour and rum tasting for up to 10 friends at the Bermuda National Gallery plus a BNG membership. They will also be given 10 sheets of their wrapping paper design, which will be available to purchase in the Goslings Dundonald Street wine shop and Front Street store.
In addition to this, Kayley Gibbons, who won the 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 them an insight into how Goslings maintains and advances their brand identity.
Peter Lapsley, Executive Director of the Bermuda National Gallery said: “We are very pleased to support the 1st annual BNG x Goslings wrapping paper competition.
“Fostering engagement with art and design is central to the Bermuda National Gallery’s mission and this competition is not only a fun way to engage the community of designers both professional and amateur here in Bermuda but also to provide learning opportunities for the selected artists through the mentoring program here at BNG and Goslings.”