Johnny Wins Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition

St Mary’s Pupil, Johnny Pratt aged 8 has had his design chosen as the Mayor’s Christmas card this year.  The competition attracted 100+ entries this year.

Johnny will be switching on the lights on the large Christmas tree in Market Place with the Mayor on Friday at the Christmas Festival.  He will also receive a book voucher and some of the printed cards.

Henley Mayor, Councillor Michelle Thomas said, “It was very very close between this one and second place but ultimately I decided on this one because it has a very recognisable iconic Henley scene; the river, bridge, St Mary’s Church, The Angel pub and it’s got everything I asked for including the tree.  I just love the higgledy-piggledy nature and it just draws the eye to it.  Johnny is super-talented for his age.”

“The standard of entries, I’ve had a job here as there are so many runners-up.  Thank you to each and everyone of the children that took part and keep developing your talent and your passion for art. Thank you to the schools.  It’s a lovely time of year to do an art project.  It’s special time of year and the more time that they can spend on doing something creative is lovely.”

Matilda Groh, aged 10 from Rupert House came second with her snow globe design, Ayden Yasin aged 9 from Valley Road School came third and the runners up were Annabelle Rogers and Melia Drummond from Valley Road School and Charlotte Vernon from Rupert House School.

The Mayor will send out around 150 cards to local dignitaries, organisations, charities and community groups.