The festive arts competition for residents of Shelley, Ongar and Ninefields, Waltham Abbey produced a varied range of entries from pictures to crochet work.
The competitions, created by our Community, Culture and Wellbeing team were in three categories, Christmas Colouring ( up to 11 years), Christmas Drawing (12 – 17) and Christmas Creativity (18+) with a closing date of 15 October.
Entries were judged by members of the team and winners chosen:
- Logan – Age 6 – Waltham Abbey
- Abigail – Age 16 – Ongar
- Monica – Age 70 – Waltham Abbey
The aim of the competitions was to help cheer residents during the current situation and to inspire creativity across the age ranges.
I am so excited and happy.
The drawing competition gave me something to do during these hard times.
It’s taken me to the age of 70 to win something. My grandchildren won’t believe it!
They each received a £10 shopping voucher.
Lift community spirit
Cllr Holly Whitbread, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities said:
This festive competition has helped lift spirits in these communities. This is the first time we’ve held such a competition and it’s really great to see residents of all ages getting involved. Congratulations to all the winners.
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