To celebrate the festive season, we recently held a Christmas card competition for people across the Carr Gomm network. The prize included a £50 voucher and an opportunity to be featured on the 2020 Carr Gomm Christmas card.

We received some amazing entries so it was incredibly tough to choose a winner, but after much deliberation we eventually decided! Congratulations to Hugh from our South Glasgow service. His design incorporated a wonderful robin in a wintry scene, and we just love it! We are also thrilled with the 8 other designs that made the final cut. Each artwork has helped us all feel even more festive, and ready for the big day itself.

A whole variety of things were used to create the colourful and artistic entries; paint, oils, paper, pine needles, gel pens, feathers, cotton balls, glitter, stickers and glue. We hope you like our finished card as much as we do.

We received:

  • 12 entries
  • 4 designs with Christmas trees
  • 6 designs with snow
  • 1 design with sonic the hedgehog!

Meet our fantastic winners:

  • Hugh; overall winner from South Glasgow (robin in a wintry scene)
  • Alan from Forth Valley (a yellow background with Christmas foam stickers)
  • Ryan from Fort William (a plethora of characters in Christmas attire)
  • Hilary from Cameron (a personal Christmas story)
  • Fiona from Glasgow (oil on canvas with Santa and reindeer)
  • Sean from Forth Valley (a green background with Christmas stickers)
  • John from Edinburgh (a glittering tree with snow and feathers)
  • Catherine from Forth Valley (a purple Christmas)
  • And an anonymous entry from Lochaber (Christmas around a pine needle tree)

And, a HUGE thank you goes out to the Involvement Group who helped choose the final winners. We couldn't have run this competition without their help and valuable judging input. Go team Carr Gomm!

Did you know?

The Carr Gomm Involvement Group was created as a way in which to involve people supported in the decisions and conversations put forward by the organisation. The group acts as a soundboard for many decisions, and provide guidance on topics that impact the wide diaspora of people across the Carr Gomm network.

Becs Barker, operations manager, said: “The Involvement Group is doing really important work. It’s all about sharing thoughts and opinions, and whether things introduced to service users work or don’t work, or what we might change to make our service better.

“We wanted to host a Christmas card competition this year to enable everyone we support to have an opportunity to share their creativity.”

To support Carr Gomm in our endeavour to end loneliness and social isolation across Scotland, you can get your hands on your very own set of Christmas cards by contacting us at: [email protected]