Christmas Card Competition Winners


The winners of the 2022 Christmas Card Design Competition have been announced.

The popular annual Christmas Card Design Competition received a record number of entries this year, with 137 submissions from children who attend Burnside schools. This is the third year that this competition has been held. Usually it’s called the Mayor’s Christmas Card Design Competition, but due to Council elections taking place this year, it was changed the City of Burnside Christmas Card Design Competition. Luckily, the election results were announced in time for judging of the competition, so Mayor Anne Monceaux was delighted that she was able to judge the competition again this year, alongside City of Burnside CEO Chris Cowley.

The theme was “What makes an Australian Christmas?”. The competition was open to Year 2 and 3 students from schools within the City of Burnside. With so many entries received, judging was difficult and it took some time to settle on a winner and runners up. With so many amazing entries, it’s evident that there are many talented budding artists amongst Burnside school children!

Annie, 9, a student from Burnside Primary school, was declared the winner at a ceremony on Monday 5 December in the Mayor’s Parlor within the City of Burnside Civic Centre. Her winning design features a surfing Santa, a festive dolphin, koala and sun, a reindeer and wrapped presents under a tree. Annie attended the ceremony with her grandmother Elizabeth, who said she was so proud of Annie and very excited to have been able to come to the ceremony. Annie received a $100 gift voucher for the Harry Hartog Book Shop at Burnside Village.

When designing her Christmas card, Annie was inspired by time she spent at her family’s beach house in Port Lincoln. She saw a picture on a cup of Santa surfing, which inspired her drawing of a jolly Santa surfing in the ocean in his Christmas hat. While kayaking in the ocean, she saw a dolphin, which inspired the festive dolphin image in her design. Annie and her family will be celebrating Christmas this year at her auntie’s house.

The three runners up were Chloe (Burnside Primary School), Lachlan (Rose Park Primary School) and Ryan (Burnside Primary School). Each design was bright, colourful, cheerful, unique and, of course, Australian. Each runner up received a Regal Theatre Family Voucher and a Burnside Pool Pass.

You can visit the City of Burnside Civic Centre to view all of the 137 entries, which will be displayed until mid-January. See if you can pick your favourite!

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition this year!


The winners of the 2022 Christmas Card Design Competition (from left): Chloe, Annie, Lachlan and Ryan


Annie (Burnside Primary School) took away the first prize


Chloe (Burnside Primary School) was a runner up


Ryan (Burnside Primary School) was a runner up


Lachlan (Rose Park Primary School) was a runner up

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