After much contemplation by the judges, Estelle Agyeman’s watercolour painting was judged to be the winner. They praised the students for their creativity and imagination and commented on how it was a difficult decision to choose an overall winner from all the entries. Lillie Lind and Kany Jaf were both commended for their entries and received runners-up prizes.
Estelle, from St. Matthew’s RC High School, is currently studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Sociology at Xaverian and, in the future, she plans to go to university to study a Degree in Medicine or Dentistry.
Judges were impressed by Estelle’s use of watercolour to create a visually impressive interpretation of the nativity scene that captured the Christmas message through the story of the birth of Jesus. On winning the Christmas card competition, Estelle commented: “I’ve always wanted to create a Christmas card that doesn’t undermine the true meaning of Christmas, hence why I drew and painted an image of the nativity to show how it all began. Art has always been a passion of mine and I enjoy drawing in my free time, so I was elated that I’d won and I couldn’t believe it. I was so proud of myself.”