Wednesday December 14, 2016
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has announced the winners of the 2016 Mulgoa Christmas Card Competition. Each year, Tanya Davies approaches local schools to invite their students to be a part of the competition. All interested students submitted Christmas-themed artworks, competing to be the winning entry featured as Tanya Davies' Christmas card that will be sent out right across our community.
The overall winner for 2016 was Sofia Monteleone, a Year 3 student from Thomas Hassall Anglican College, who submitted a beautiful image of the nativity with bright cellophane creating a stained glass window effect against the black backdrop. Miss Monteleone was presented with a framed certificate and a voucher to ToysRUs in front of fellow students at her school assembly.
As well as the overall winner, Tanya Davies awarded winners from each of the following categories and presented them with a framed certificate and a gift voucher to ToysRUs:
Prep-School – Casey Behrmann from Thomas Hassall Anglican College, who drew two colourful snowman alongside a Christmas tree, with a very neat ‘Merry Christmas’ written underneath.
Year K-2 – Jamie Brabin from Wallacia Public School, for a multi-coloured Christmas tree, complete with Santa, a family and presents, as well as stars above.
Year 3-6 – Aiden Panetta from Horsley Park Public School, who illustrated an Australian Christmas, a Kangaroo with its pouch full of presents standing before the sunny Sydney Harbour.
Most Creative – Jada Taylor, Year 6 student from Clairgate Public School for her inventive depiction of a Kangaroo with beautifully decorated antlers. The image is set against a vivid depiction of the Australian outback – featuring a gum tree with presents beneath it and the Southern Cross visible in the sunset.
Inside Message – Steven Nguyen, Year 5 student from St Clair Public School.
"Congratulations and thank you to all students who entered the competition this year. I am continually astounded by the responses I receive, and this year was no different. I have been thoroughly impressed with the high quality of entries and am looking forward to sharing the work of these talented students with our community," Tanya Davies said.