Council chairman awards prizes to children for their Christmas card designs

Following the Chairman of Rochford District Council’s Christmas Card Competition, prizes were awarded to local schoolchildren by the Chairman of Rochford District Council, Cllr Robin Dray, for their exceptionally creative Christmas card designs, with Dylan Miller from Rochford securing first place!

The Chairman of Rochford District Council, Cllr Robin Dray, invited local schoolchildren from around the Rochford district to design the official Rochford District Council Civic Christmas card which has been sent to mayors and other dignitaries in and around Essex. The theme this year was ‘Landmarks around the Rochford district, with a Christmas twist’.

There were lots of excellent entries received this year. After much consideration, Cllr Dray chose a card designed by nine-year-old Dylan Miller from Rochford, featuring ‘St Andrew’s Church at Christmas’. Cllr Dray visited Holt Farm Junior school to present Dylan with a £50 gift card, a copy of the final Christmas card, and a certificate.

Two runners up, Isla Atkinson and Henry Gould, were also each awarded a £10 gift card and certificate for their outstanding entries.

Rochford District Council’s chairman, Cllr Robin Dray, said: “I was thrilled with how many entries we received this year, with so many creative and inventive images. After much deliberation, I decided that Dylan’s drawing would make the perfect Christmas card, and very clearly fit the theme that we had asked for.

“ I wanted a colourful design with a beautiful picture of a Rochford landmark, so Dylan deserved to win first prize for his efforts! A huge well done to Dylan, and to all of the young people who entered”.

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Mick Ferris

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