Thursday December 5, 2013
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has announced the winners of the 2013 Mulgoa Christmas Card Competition.
Tanya Davies approached local schools earlier this year to invite them to be a part of the competition. All interested students submitted artworks, competing to be the winning entry to be used as Tanya Davies' Christmas card that will be sent to various members of our community.
The students were asked to recognise the special Christmas season in some way and Tanya Davies encouraged students to be creative, humorous or reflective of the local area or local people.
The overall winner this year was Miss Riya Renju, a Year 1 student from Penrith Anglican College, who submitted a traditional Christmas picture of the 3 wise men bearing gifts to the birth of Jesus in a manger. Riya was presented with a framed certificate and a $100 voucher to ToysRUs in front of her fellow students at morning assembly last week.
As well as the overall winner, Tanya Davies awarded winners from each of following three categories and presented them with a framed certificate and a gift voucher to ToysRUs:
Most Creative - Skyla Begnell from Regentville Public School who drew a digital Christmas tree decoration in the shape of an emu.
Kindergarten to Year 2 - Amber Saxby from Glenmore Park Public School who drew Santa Claus with an elf enjoying themselves at a playground.
Year 3 to Year 6 – Joint winners Jerome Christopher Lapid, from Wollemi College who drew a traditional Christmas scene of a wise man on horseback approaching the manger where Jesus was born, and Zane Harrington from Clairgate Public School who drew local landmark Mamre House in Christmas decorations with Santa Claus flying in his sled overhead.
"Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered the competition. The response I received for the competition this year has been positively extraordinary. I am really impressed with the high quality of entries; making this year’s competition the toughest to judge, as so many entries were worthy of recognition." Tanya Davies said.