Children from primary schools across the borough have been spreading Christmas cheer with their festive designs.
More than 100 entries for our 2022 seasonal card competition were received by primary school pupils and five talented young artists were chosen to receive prizes and attend a prize-giving presentation with the Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor John Graham, today (Friday 25 November).
Nine-year-old Alfie Finn from Aldenham Prep, and ten-year-old Katie Brazil from Ladbrooke JMI School, have been named overall winners of this year’s contest.
Alfie’s bold and bright design featuring a variety of festive figures has been selected as our corporate e-card. While Katie’s cheery ‘Merry Christmas’ wording surrounded by Christmas-themed objects has been named as the Mayor of Hertsmere’s card.
Three runners-up were also announced. Alice Cartwright, aged six, from Cranbourne Primary School; Aditi Sundar, aged eight, from Aldenham Prep School and Luca Reese, aged seven from Haberdashers' Boys' Prep.
They all received a certificate, gift voucher, and a pack of their own cards to give to friends and family.
Cllr Graham said: “I was honoured to judge this year’s contest and to meet the young artists who had put so much time and effort into their designs. It was wonderful to hear the thought process behind the work and I am delighted to announce these five children as this year’s winners.
“The standard of entries was high as ever, which made my decision very difficult! I would like to thank everyone who took part – we really appreciate the support our competition receives from schools and the local community each year.”
All primary schools in the borough were invited to take part in the competition in mid-September. Entries were received from across the borough and judging took place at the beginning of this month.
All the entries will be available to view on the front window of our Civic Offices throughout December to spread Christmas cheer.
Posted on Friday 25th November 2022