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Our Art Stars winner revealed…

Nov 15th, 2011

Back in October we teamed up with ITV1’s Daybreak to give children across the UK a unique opportunity to have their card designs brought to life as a festive greeting.

Art Stars Winner

Joe Swash with PR & CSR manager at Hallmark Cards, Tamsyn Johnston-Hughes

The competition was launched by I’m a celebrity presenter, Joe Swash with support and tips from numerous TV personalities including Art Attack legend Neil Buchanan and the popular poet Giles Andrae who also created the cheeky chappy that we all know and love as Purple Ronnie.

The response was phenomenal, with Santa sacks bulging to the brim with over 2,000 festive fancies! After a tough judging process, a Christmas card designed by Merseyside youngster Ella Wright, aged 10, was chosen and will hit shelves and our online shop today.

Ella’s winning watercolour design shows Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer about to take flight in a camper van full of brightly coloured gifts. It also features snow, Christmas lights and the greeting ‘Have a Cool Yule’ giving it heaps of festive feeling. It was this combination of creativity, visual appeal and imagination that rated extremely highly with the judges.

Ella was crowned as the winner live on ITV1’s Daybreak this morning and, as a result, her design will now be available nationwide in over 250 Hallmark stores, as well as the in our online store. And you will be able to pick up a pack of six for just £1.99.

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