20 December 2018

Chesterfield College Art and Design student, Hetty Stewart has been announced as the winner of the Christmas card design competition organised by Toby Perkins, Member of Parliament for Chesterfield.

Over 3,000 cards showing her winning design will now be printed and sent out to Chesterfield residents, businesses, organisations, MPs and dignitaries such as the Queen and Prime Minister.

Hetty and four of her fellow students attended a presentation event in the Chesterfield Mayor’s office. All of the designs included stunning festive designs capturing certain elements of the local area.

Students, parents, college staff, councillors and local businesses who had sponsored this year’s card were at the presentation.

Toby set the students the challenge earlier in the year and he had high expectations for the winning design. He said:

“The quality of entries this year has been excellent and made it difficult to pick an overall winner. The use of colour, the thematic content and the exceptional artwork from all the entrants should make Chesterfield College very proud. My winner for this year was Hetty Stewart’s fantastic depiction of Chesterfield town centre at Christmas, which is bright, festive, and has a great attention to detail. Hetty has clearly put a lot of work into her design and I would like to say well done to her and all the runners-ups.”

Hetty said:
“It feels amazing that my design will be sent to so many people including the Queen! It was a great project to work on. I wanted to capture all of the unique things about Chesterfield in my design. I chose to use watercolours because they are my favourite medium. It took me about 8 hours to finish the design but I am really pleased with the end result.”

Other Chesterfield College finalists in the competition were:

• Alicja Nowak
• Heidi Hurst
• Lauren Coupe
• Octavia Inns