Six young artists chosen to create Mayor’s and Council Leader’s Christmas card

Release Date: 26 November 2019

Six budding young artists have been selected from over 400 entries this festive season to design the annual Christmas cards for the Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Nancy Baldwin and Leader of the Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts.

After a tough judging session, the below young people were picked to design three Christmas cards for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Council Leader.

The winners are:

  • Laura Wojnar (Aged 5)
  • Bartu (From Chase Bridge Primary School)
  • Sophie Simonova (Aged 5)
  • Alex Boxall (Aged 9)
  • Brooke Potter (Aged 7)
  • Ayla Qader-Parsons (Aged 7)

Runners up:

  • Evie-Rose Beglane  (Aged 6) 
  • Mia Taffs  (Aged 10)
  • Bowen Guan (From The Queens CofE school)
  • Lexie Grant (Aged 11)
  • Sophie Simonova (Aged 5)
  • Leona Mayali-Kagami (Aged 8)

The Christmas cards will be sent to many organisations, businesses and charities that the Council and Mayor have worked with throughout the year.

Cllr Baldwin said:

“The standard of the entries for my card competition was amazing! Thank you to all the children who took part. I could see that you worked really hard on your designs.  For me, Laura, Bartu and Sophie’s creations really stood out. These three young artists showed off their talent and the designs will look fantastic on my Christmas cards.”

Cllr Gareth Roberts, added:

“We asked for top notch drawings and by Rudolph our local children didn’t disappoint. And with over 400 festive favourites to choose from, the job of judging was incredibly difficult. It’s safe to say every single entry made it onto my Nice List but the designs by Alex, Brooke and Ayla really caught my eye.  

“As Christmas is a time for hope it was particularly encouraging to see a strong environmental theme running through so many entries, well done to all who took part.”

Notes for editors

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Reference: P391/19

Updated: 29 November 2019