Christmas Card Competition 2017: The Results

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Hold on to your Santa hats, we’re pleased to announce the winners and runners up for this year’s GFS Christmas Card Competition!

Thank you and well done to everyone who who took part and designed a card for this year’s theme ‘Nature in Wintertime’. We were so impressed with the entries this year that we decided to include an extra runner-up prize – simply because we couldn’t decide on just three winners.

The overall winning design will be printed on the cover of this year’s official GFS Christmas card which will be sent to all our members, volunteers and partners. They will also receive a £30 Amazon voucher and three runners-up will receive a £10 Amazon Voucher each.

We judged this competition completely anonymously, so we were surprised to recognise a couple of names from last year’s competition – we clearly have some talented GFS artists!

The winning design

Georgia Watson, age 10, GFS Eldon

This design ticked all the boxes for us – it’s true to the nature in wintertime theme, it’s colourful, the composition is brilliant and above all, the two robins are adorable and really made us smile. Congratulations Georgia, you are our overall winner!

Georgia was congratulated on her win by the Mayor of Shildon, Councillor Shirley Quinn at the community Carol service at in St. Mark’s Church, Eldon.

Georgia receiving congratulations from the Mayor of Shildon, Councillor Shirley Quinn.


Holly Warren, age 12, GFS Gloucester

We really love Holly’s composition and full use of space and natural colours on the page to create such a visually pleasing design. The bare branches complete with tiny birds, along with the bird in the foreground create a realistic design true to the nature theme.


Tiana Smith, age 11, GFS Swinton

We believe this design truly captures the spirit of GFS, recreating a fun scene from a camping trip in the great outdoors. The design is detailed, with many things to be discovered on the page. The use of Tipp-Ex to create the snow and Santa’s beard is also a resourceful addition.


Lily Kuypers, age 10, GFS Aigburth

Lily’s design is the most colourful by far, and really leaps out at us from the page. It must have taken her ages to colour around all those snowflakes – but it was totally worth it!

Take a look at last year’s winning entries:

Holly Warren's winning entry
Holly Warren, age 11, from GFS Gloucester won last year’s competition, receiving a £30 Amazon Voucher.
Ruby Fitzgerald's runner up design
Ruby Fitzgerald, age 16, from GFS Aigburth was our first runner up, receiving a £10 Amazon Voucher.
Tiana Smith's runner up design
Tiana Smith, age 10, from GFS Swinton was our second runner up, receiving a £10 Amazon Voucher.

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