Merry Christmas, from the Vale


02 November 2016


As the festive period fast approaches, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Mayor’s Christmas card competition has come to an end, and announced Harri Evans of Ysgol Saint Curig as its overall winner.


Christmas Card Competition Winners with framed cardsAfter receiving over one hundred submissions, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Mayor and panel were left with the hard task of judging which cards would go on to make up the Christmas card collection.

The competition began with the Mayor wishing to spread joy and festive cheer by asking Vale of Glamorgan schools to get creative and design their own Christmas cards. Each child that wished to take part would design one Christmas card and submit before the deadline on 09 October. 

The competition was divided into six categories: Nursery; Reception; Years 1 – 3; Years 4 – 6; Years 7 – 9; Years 10 – 12.

Entries received were said to be in the form of photographs, drawings and cartoons, with a lot of glitter covering the Mayor and his panel when judging!

A total of 11 cards were then chosen to make up the Mayor’s Official 2016 Christmas card collection, with all those who contributed to the collection invited to attend a ceremony at the Mayor’s Parlour on 21 October, when the winners and their families were presented with a framed image of their entries. The ceremony was also attended by AM Jane Hutt, the Mayor’s consort, Nigel Gibbs, and television personality and environmentalist Dr Rhys Jones (Rhys Jones Wildlife Patrol).

The overall winner, Harri Evans, drew a card that saw the Mayor, flanked by Father Christmas and Rudolph, holding up a banner that says, “Nadolig Llawen.”

Councillor Stuart Egan, Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, was delighted with the response the competition received, saying: “All entries we received were of a very high standard, with a lot of thought and creativity going into each card. It certainly made our job of choosing the winners a very hard one indeed! Thank you to all that sent us a card.”


If you would be interested in purchasing the Christmas card collection, contact Julie Brown, Personal Assistant to the Mayor, on 01446 422406.

The funds raised will go on to help the Mayor’s chosen charities: The Penarth and District Lesotho Trust and the Llandough Hospital Ochard Project.