Helping to judge my Christmas Card competition this year was Nicola Tidy from NCT, Simon Rhodes from Robin Hood Energy, Mike Sassi, Editor of the Nottingham Post and Amanda Spruyt from the Nottingham Contemporary. We had a difficult task to choose the final winning designs as the standard was incredibly high again this year.
“Our theme this year was 'Christmas Around the World' and once again Nottingham South primary school children have shown what a wealth of artistic talent we have in our city. The judges had a hugely difficult task choosing one winner and three runners up from amongst more than 1,200 entries from 18 schools. I’m delighted with Leona’s winning picture showing children holding hands round the world - what a great message for Christmas. “
The winning design from Leona Arhin of Milford Academy, Clifton. As part of her prize Leona and her family will be visiting Lilian at the House of Commons for a tour of the Houses of Parliament and lunch on the terrace overlooking the River Thames. Nina received a £100 voucher courtesy of Nottingham City Transport and 2 tickets to the Theatre Royal Pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.
A special thank you to our sponsors this year Nottingham City Transport and Robin Hood Energy for all their help and support with the competition. Also special thanks to our supporters, Nottingham Post, Theatre Royal, Nottingham Panthers, Nottingham Contemporary, Build a Bear workshop, Nottingham Forest FITC, Notts County FITC, and 4sheets design and print for their continuing support of such a wonderful competition.
The three runners up designs, featured on the back of the Christmas card were:-
RUNNER UP - MICHAEL KEEN age 7 from Welbeck Primary School, Meadows
RUNNER UP - AMELIE BAILEY age 9 South Wilford Primary School, Wilford
RUNNER UP - ARINA MOHAMMED age 9 from Mellers Primary School, Radford
All the runners up received a gift voucher and tickets to see the Nottingham Panthers
Special Merit Winner
Ben Pratt age 9 from Mellers Primary School, Radford, who received a signed Nottingham Forest FC Shirt
Our other Special Merit Winner was Caden Sims age 9 from Greenfields Community School, Meadows, who received a signed Notts County FITC shirt.
Our sponsor NCT with their winning design from Ritej Jerbi from Southwold Primary School, Radford.
Our sponsor Robin Hood Energy's design winner Tiba Khalid, from Dunkirk Primary School.
Nottingham Post sponsor winners Isabella Thomas and Louis Gribbon from South Wilford Primary School
All of the winners and best in school winners designs from all 18 schools that took part in the competition this year, will be displayed in an exhibition at the Nottingham Contemporary on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2017.