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Bermuda Registered Charity #1012

Design Brief

Local artists of all ages are invited to enter a design competition for the cover and back design of a limited-edition book publication on genetics history made in Bermuda. 

The Bermuda Triangle: The Pragmatics, Policies and Principles of Data Sharing in the History of the Human Genome Project, an article detailing the history and impact of the Bermuda Principles on global medical research was published last year, making note of the Bermuda Principles Foundation's work to inspire the next generation of scientists.


To commemorate the history made in Bermuda we decided to do a limited-edition printing of this article as a book. To give the book our local flare, we are looking for talented local artists to design the cover and back art of the book. Sponsored by the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, this project is set to bridge the gap between the sciences and art. 

One copy of this specially printed book will be personally signed by lead Princeton PhD researcher Kathryn Maxson Jones, her two supervisors Dr Rachel Ankeny and Dr Robert Cook-Deegan and a special 1996 attendee, the former CEO of the Wellcome Trust who funded the original gathering, Dr Michael Morgan. This book will be auctioned off at the charity’s Awards Gala on February 8, 2020.

about the book

why enter?

  • Help broaden the understanding of science to the Bermuda public through art

  • Highlight the importance of art to the field of science

  • Extend your range of pieces in your portfolio

  • Expand your audience as:

    • over 150 guests will attend the Awards Gala. 80 are internationally renowned scientists, 

    • the silent auction will first launch online, with bids accepted from anyone around the world.

    • the winning artwork will be publicized by Springer Nature, the world’s largest science publisher with over 240 million downloads per annum.


$300 cash prize

Free Gala ticket*

*worth $100

Silent Auction entry


(one for the front cover and one for the back cover)

“The Bermuda Principles is a part of our heritage and it was a hidden historical fact for years. Through the Bermuda Principles Foundation, we strive to bring the Bermuda Principles to the front stage and put Bermuda back on the science map.  We want to include more Bermudians in this story, and hope local artists are inspired to enter.”

Dr Carika Weldon, Founder of Bermuda Principles Foundation

deadline for entries:

 5pm January 3rd, 2020