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Published, 21 December 2016

'When Santa got stuck up the chimney' – song inspires winning Christmas card

CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland) at the University of Strathclyde, has announced the winner of this year's Christmas card competition. The winning design was inspired by the popular song 'When Santa got stuck up the chimney', and has a colourful depiction of Santa upside down on the roof of a house with Rudolf.

The competition was won by Shannen from Glasgow. Now in its fourth year, the CELCIS Christmas card competition is open to all looked after children in Scotland. The winning design has been used in all CELCIS Christmas cards, sent out to thousands of recipients throughout the UK and abroad. The winner also received a gift voucher to the value of £50.

In total there were nearly eighty entrants, and five runners up: Breagh and Kai from Edinburgh, Zak and Jake from Fife, and Layla from East Kilbride. All entrants received a certificate of recognition from CELCIS.

Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director at CELCIS, comments: "We had a tremendous response to this year's announcement, which goes to show the appetite that these young people have in doing something creative. The quality of this year's work was extremely high and we had a real dilemma on our hands when judging the winner.

"At CELCIS, we believe in ensuring that children and young people are provided with the much needed support, in the hope of making long-lasting improvements to their lives. Our competition has opened up a small but fun opportunity for looked after children, at this time of year. I would like to thank everyone who committed time to producing such colourful and creative designs, as well as the staff members who encouraged young people to take part."

The designs were judged by CELCIS staff members. The winner and runners up from the competition have been published online.


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Mike Findlay, CELCIS Communications Manager
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