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Christmas Card Design Winner Announced

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has announced that Aiden Skaines of Beresfield Public School is the winner of the 2017 Christmas Card Design Competition.

Each year, Ms Hornery holds a competition that encourages local students to submit an entry in the competition. More than 100 entries were received this year from more than 10 local schools.

Students are asked to create a design that is relevant to the Wallsend electorate. This year there were designs covering the Wallsend Rotunda, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, Glendale Sports Centre, the Wetlands Centre at Shortland, University of Newcastle, in and around John Hunter Hospital and Blackbutt Reserve.

The winning entry was an iconic drawing of Santa enjoying a BBQ and a coffee with some local wildlife.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“This year was one of the toughest yet to pick a winner with some incredible designs coming in.”

“There was a range of designs from different parts of the electorate, from Blackbutt to John Hunter Hospital.”

“Aiden’s design really stood out and fitted the brief perfectly.”

“I was honoured to present Aiden and the School with an award on Monday as the winners of the 2017 competition.”

“I thank all of the students and teacher who took time to draw and paint their designs to be part of the 2017 Christmas Card Design Competition.”

“All of the designs are proudly hanging in my office as part of our Christmas decorations.”