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Chairman’s Christmas Card competition winner announced!

15 December 2023

Following the Chairman of Rochford District Council’s Christmas Card Competition, prizes were awarded to local schoolchildren by the Chairman of Rochford District Council, Cllr Jack Lawmon, who celebrated the creative talents of the young artists, with Viivi Johnson from Rochford emerging as the first-place winner.

The Chairman of Rochford District Council, Cllr Jack Lawmon, invited local schoolchildren from around the Rochford district to design the official Rochford District Council Civic Christmas card, which has been sent to Mayors and other dignitaries in and around Essex. The theme this year was ‘Christmas Stockings’.

There were lots of excellent entries received this year. After much consideration, Cllr Lawmon chose a card designed by eight year old Viivi Johnson, which featured ‘A stocking on the fireplace, because you get little treats that can be put inside. My treat was I moved to Rochford last year.’ Viivi was presented with a £50 gift card, a copy of the final Christmas card, and a certificate.

Two Runners Up, Aiden and Noah Phidia, were also each awarded a £10 gift card and certificate for their outstanding entries.

Rochford District Council’s Chairman, Cllr Jack Lawmon, said: “I was thrilled with how many entries we received this year, with so many creative and inventive images. After much deliberation, I decided that Viivi’s drawing would make the perfect Christmas card, and very clearly fit the theme that we had asked for, and I’m sure it will be loved by all who receive it. Viivi deserved to win first place for her efforts! A huge well done to her and to all of the young people who entered”.

For news and updates on other events around the District, please follow the Chairman’s Twitter account at @RDCChairman.