Nov. 23, 2015
We've had great fun running the Festive Card Competition, and looking at all the entries has definitely put us in a festive mood.
The quality (and quantity) was exceptional. We've had well over two thousand designs sent in from all around the world.
There is a certificate in the post for every child that took part and we really hope they enjoyed the experience. So... the results!
Scroll down to see the winners and runners up. You can see EVERY entry on the Pinterest board, and it's guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
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This year we were privileged to have the children from the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital School enter. As well as providing world renowned medical care, the hospital provides an onsite, fully functional school so the children don't miss out on education whilst they are unwell. We have chosen a special winner from Great Ormond Street that you can see below.
WINNER (KS2): JENNIE FROM ALLEYN COURT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
We loved Jennie's winter scene. The shading on the reindeer's chin, texture on the antlers and decoration on the harness are just a few of the fantastic touches that add charm and character to the picture. The whole image is framed with a beautiful festive border. We'd be proud to send this card to any of our friends!
WINNER (KS1): NATHAN FROM BELL LANE PRIMARY SCHOOL
We were particularly impressed by the way Nathan utilized the tools and textures in 2Paint. The circle and line tools give both Santa and Rudolph smooth lines, and Santa's textured beard really brings him to life. The detailing on both characters' faces adds real warmth to the picture, and the gently falling, textured snow tops off a great winter scene.
WINNER (GOSH AWARD): ROY FROM GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL
What particularly stands out about Roy's work is the fantastic use of colour. It's a classic winter scene with some fantastic detailing on the presents and the tree. There is a great use of symmetry and pattern with the tinsel, and the falling snow is a wonderful touch.
RUNNER UP: LYDIA FROM HARWOOD MEADOWS PRIMARY SCHOOL
Georges-Pierre Seurat couldn't paint a better snowman than this! This is a simply awesome use of the pointillism tool in 2Paint a Picture. Lydia's subtle use of colour to add depth is beautiful.
RUNNER UP: NICOLE FROM HATFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Some of you may remember Nicole as the illustration winner in the Serial Mash Writers Competition. As soon as we saw the name on the entry we knew that we were in for a treat, and we were right. Reminiscent of great cartoonists like Gary Larson, Nicole has the ability to convey character and emotion with just a few strokes and dots. The drawing is charming, playful, colourful and funny. What more could we ask for?
SPECIAL MENTION: ISABELLA FROM CHANNING SCHOOL
The members of the 2Simple Marketing team are BIG fans of memes. So when we saw one of the internet's most famous memes, 'Grumpy Cat', had made an appearance in the Festive Card Competition we were over the moon. It's obvious that Isabella has an awesome sense of humour, and she's a brilliant artist as well. She has really captured Grumpy Cat's well... grumpyness. Thank you for making our day! Those of you not familiar with the original can see it below Isabella's picture.