Mayor Brown Announces Winners of the Holiday Card Design Contest

Charlize Meek, Sixth Grade, Mt. Healthy Elementary School

Mayor Kristen Brown is announcing the winners of the Mayor’s Holiday Card Design Contest, whose artwork will be featured on this year’s holiday cards sent out by the City of Columbus to spread holiday cheer around the world.

This year’s winners were selected based on their creative interpretations of the Chaos I sculpture during the Christmas season, colorfulness, and sense of holiday warmth and cheer. Elements in the designs include Christmas trees, festive decorations, brightly wrapped gifts, reindeer, and Santa and his sleigh.

Six designs were selected to be featured on the Mayor’s cards, including one from each grade 1 through 6. The winners are:

  • First Grade: Emerson Maiani, Columbus Signature Academy-Lincoln Campus.
  • Second Grade: Molly Bray, Richards Elementary School.
  • Third Grade: Kendall DeMaio, Smith Elementary School.
  • Fourth Grade: Jessyka Brown, Columbus Signature Academy-Fodrea Campus.
  • Fifth Grade: Gabby Saunders, Smith Elementary School.
  • Sixth Grade: Charlize Meek, Mt. Healthy Elementary School.

Emerson Maiani, First Grade, Columbus Signature Academy-Lincoln Campus

“These young students showed tremendous talent in their holiday card designs, which will proudly represent the City of Columbus and our residents as we send season’s greetings around the world,” Mayor Brown said. “We received a number of excellent entries, and we greatly appreciate all the students’ efforts. It was difficult to pick among them because all of the entries are winners. I am very grateful to all the students who participated.”

Mayor Brown’s office received nearly 300 entries, from which the six winners were selected. The winning designs will be used for the Mayor’s 2013 holiday card, which is sent throughout the city, state, country and world.

All participants’ entries in the Mayor’s Holiday Card Design Contest are on display throughout December in the lower lobby of The Commons. Mayor Brown encourages community members to visit The Commons to see all the entries and enjoy the holiday spirit.

Jessyka Brown, Fourth Grade, Columbus Signature Academy-Fodrea Campus

Molly Bray, Second Grade, Richards Elementary School
Kendall DeMaio, Third Grade, Smith Elementary School

Gabby Saunders, Fifth Grade, Smith Elementary School
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