Five young budding artists have been recognised for their festive creativity in Hertsmere Borough Council's Christmas card competition.
Five-year-old Amelia Robertson from Saffron Green Primary School in Borehamwood and Dylan Fleming, 10, from Kenilworth Primary School, also in Borehamwood have been named overall winners of this year's annual art contest. Amelia's design with an advent calendar theme has been earmarked as the council's corporate Christmas card, while Dylan's innovative design of a snowman was picked for the Mayor of Hertsmere's card. Three runners-up were also announced. They are Kaja Jacek, nine, from St Teresa's Catholic Primary School in Borehamwood; Molly Brown, 10 from Ladbrooke JMI School in Potters Bar and Sabir Dahir, also 10, from Radlett Lodge School - The National Autistic Society.
Four of the youngsters were presented with their prizes by the Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Charles Goldstein, at a ceremony at the Civic Offices last week. Runner-up Sabir, who was unable to attend the presentation, received a special visit to his school by the Mayor today (Monday 13 November).
All five winners received a certificate, gift voucher, a large poster version of their design and a pack of their own cards to give to friends and family.
Mayor Cllr Goldstein, said: "We’ve been running the Christmas card competition for 12 years now, and every year we’re really impressed with the standard of the entries we receive from schools across the borough. "It was very difficult for me to pick this year’s winners, but these five cards really stood out. There was something bright, cheerful and original about each one.
"I want to thank everyone who took part and submitted entries. We really appreciate the support this competition receives from schools and the local community. This is a wonderful way to involve children in the borough in helping spreading seasonal cheer."
All primary schools in the borough were invited to take part in the competition at the beginning of this term. Entries were received from across the borough and judging took place at the end of October, by the Mayor.
Posted on Monday 13th November 2017