Winning design for the Vice-Chancellor’s Christmas card competition is buzzing with creativity!

 The winning design for the Vice-Chancellor’s Christmas card competition was created by Evie Thompson, aged 11, from Thanet Primary School

Professor Dave Petley, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull, invited hundreds of children from local primary schools to draw a special Christmas card for the competition, organised through Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University.

Professor Petley said: “I am delighted to congratulate Evie, aged 11, on her wonderful drawing which will feature on my Christmas card this year. Her design not only features a Christmas tree – which has been very carefully drawn and coloured in – but also some colourful bees wearing bright red Santa hats – as decorations!

The winner, Evie, a Year 6 pupil, said: "My two main interests are drawing and football and I just love being creative.

“I entered the competition and then kind of forgot about it so I felt really excited when I was announced as the winner.

Natasha Barley, Director at Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University, said: “It’s always such a joy to run the Vice-Chancellor’s annual Christmas card competition.

“The standard of entries was very high this year so I know the Vice-Chancellor will have had a difficult time choosing his favourite.

“Evie did a wonderful job creating such a beautiful design and was excited to find out she was the winner. A big thank you to all the schools who took part.”

Julie Shortman, deputy head teacher at Thanet Primary School, said: ""We really value giving our children the opportunity to try different experiences and Children's University offers lots of chances to support us with this.

“Whether that's sporting, creative, academic or team building, we aim to unlock something in every child that they feel they can succeed at. We're delighted that Evie has been chosen as the winner of the Christmas card competition!"