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

Release Date: 08 December 2020

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 Geoff Acton 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:

  • Arthur Sharp (Age 6) St Mary’s & St Peter’s Primary School (Leader's Card)
  • Luke Ellisdon (Age 6) St Mary’s & St Peter’s Primary School (Leader's Card)
  • Noelia Ramsay (Age 6) St Mary’s & St Peter’s Primary School (Leader's Card)
  • Benji Baker (Age 10) St Mary’s & St Peter’s Primary School (Mayor's Cards)
  • Deniz Ergin (Age 6) Barnes Primary School (Mayor's Cards)
  • Amelie Cherry (Age 9) St Mary’s & St Peter’s Primary School (Mayor's Cards)

Runners up:

  • Ellen Bunn (Age 6) St Mary’s & St Peter’s Primary School          
  • Erik Eggers (Age 6) Kew College
  • Gabriella Grech (Age 10) St Mary Magdalen’s
  • Bella Read (Age 11) St Marys & St Peters Primary School
  • Sehar Mirza (Age 10) Russell School
  • Fynn Thaly-Fischer (Age 5) Collis School

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

Cllr Acton, 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, Benji’s, Deniz and Amelie’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 Arthur, Luke and Noelia, really caught my eye.  

“Well done to all who took part.”

Updated: 24 March 2021