Six young budding artists from primary schools across the borough have been picked as the designers of the Mayor’s and Leader of the Council’s annual Christmas cards.
Three of the lucky six winners attend schools in Hampton, with Ella and Lora attending Lora Eleanor Hollis, and Ilona attending Hampton Infant School.
In total over 402 children from across the borough submitted their designs for the Civic cards. The competition was open to children under 16 years old.
The Mayor and Leader reviewed all the submissions, and decided the winning cards were:
Mayoral Card Winners:
- Ella Alderson-Smith, Lady Eleanor Hollis age 8
- Jack Snook, Chase Bridge Primary age 5
- Leon Newbury, St Marys & St Peters Primary School age 11
Leaders Card Winners:
- Lora Jaksic, Lady Eleanor Hollis age 10
- Ilona Dixon, Hampton Infant School age 6
- Anthony Simonov, Holy Trinity CE School age 8
All the winners and runner ups will now be invited to a thank-you tea party with the Mayor and Leader and winners will have their designs turned into the official Civic Christmas Card.
Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Ben Khosa, said:
“Congratulations to everyone for their marvellous designs, and especially to Ella, Jack and Leon. I was delighted to choose such vibrant designs for my official Christmas card this year.
“Thank you to all the young people who entered the competition. The standard this year was exceptionally high. I hope you had fun creating your wonderful pictures.”
Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, added:
“Richmond upon Thames has many talented, creative young artists and it was really tough making the final selections. A big thank you to all those who submitted their designs and congratulations to Lora, Ilona and Anthony.”