Naomi wins Mayor’s Charity Christmas card design competition

The Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield, Councillor Derrick Griffin, has announced the winner of his Christmas card design competition.

Naomi Hawker of the Deanery C of E Primary School was named as the successful designer in a special assembly which the Mayor attended today.

Acacia Family Support is the Mayor’s Charity, and they approached the Deanery School to design a Christmas card because the school is already very supportive of the charity. Pupils recently held a non uniform day with all proceeds going to Acacia.

The Mayor judged entries from across the school alongside Kate Davarzadeh, Acacia’s Community Fundraiser and Volunteer Sobhia Mahmood, who was recently received the Mayor’s Special Recognition Award in the Town Council Community Awards. They chose Naomi’s design because it included Acacia’s message of peace, love and kindness and also included a tree which forms part of Acacia’s logo.

The design will be printed on the Mayor’s official Christmas card and sent to around two hundred organisations.

Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield, Councillor Derrick Griffin said: “Deanery C Of E school have been very supportive of Acacia, so it was a pleasure to judge the pupils’ designs for my official Christmas card. Congratulations to Naomi and thank you to the whole school for their enthusiasm in taking part in this competition.”

Kate Davarzadeh, Acacia’s Community Fundraiser, said: “‘We have been delighted to work with the Mayor on this competition and were blown away with the amount of entries we received. The standard of artwork was very high so it was incredibly hard to choose a winner. After narrowing the shortlist down to about 10 designs, we all felt that Naomi’s design should win. We liked the wording ‘love’, ‘kindness’ and ‘peace’, and felt that the tree reflected our charity’s name ‘Acacia’”

Isaac Anderson of Class 6K was judged as the runner up.


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