Sketch Santa Winner Revealed!
It’s finally here, the day that we can announce the fantastically talented young winner of our Sketch Santa contest with ITV1’s Daybreak! Drum roll please….
Congratulations to six year-old Demi Holmes, from Warrington (Cheshire)! Demi was crowned the winner, live on air from her local Hallmark store, after beating 2,600 other Christmas card designs from 6-16 year olds across the UK. Her winning Christmas card design will now join that of five celebrity creations to hit the shelves in our brand new and exclusive charity card pack, with proceeds going to the six charities for ITV1’s Text Santa charity appeal.
Joining designs from five famous faces and groups, including Gary Barlow, Tulisa, The Saturdays, Matthew Wolfenden and Daybreak presenters Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones, Demi’s artwork is available to buy NOW from Hallmark stores and www.hallmark.co.uk. Costing from just £1.99 to buy, a minimum donation of 50p from each pack will go to the ‘Text Santa’ appeal.
Ebony Newton, Sketch Santa judge and Senior Designer at Hallmark, said: “The level of creativity we saw from the majority of entries was beyond our highest expectations. This competition just shows that we have a huge amount of design talent within our children nationwide which all parents should be extremely proud of, although it did make our jobs of judging a winner that much harder!
“I want to personally congratulate Demi on her fabulous design which is more than worthy of joining the celebrity designs in the pack. The winning artwork was chosen because it reflects the magical time that Christmas holds for children plus with the bright colours and great sponge effect it really stands out on the shelves.”
The Text Santa appeal is working on behalf of specially chosen charities offering life-changing services to vulnerable people throughout the UK. For 2012, the six chosen charities set to benefit from funds raised include, Age UK, Anthony Nolan, Carers UK, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Together for Short Lives and Whizz-Kidz.
Full further information, visit www.facebook.com/hallmarkuk to see behind the scenes news.