Festive Christmas Bauble designs at Pannett Art Gallery

Visit the Pannett Art Gallery to see this year’s entries to the Mayoral Christmas Card competition.  Each design was produced within a circle, and these have been made into two dimensional Christmas Baubles.  The Bauble designs are now on display in the Staithes Group of Artists room at the Pannett Art Gallery.

Designs were created by local school children who have responded amazingly to this year’s competition.  With 160 entries and a fabulous selection of designs, it was an almost impossible task to select an overall winner.  However, the Town Mayor of Whitby, Councillor Bob Dalrymple, finally narrowed it down to three designs.

Two young designers were awarded Highly Commended. These are Ripley Powel, age 8, from Ruswarp School, and Ruben Addams, age 10, from Stakesby Academy.

The overall winner this year is 5 year old Judith Aconley, a pupil at East Whitby Academy.  As part of her prize Judith was invited to switch on the Christmas lights on the festival stage at Whitby Christmas Festival.  Judith wins a book token and a pack of 20 cards printed with her design, and East Whitby School will also receive a £50 book token for submitting the winning design.

Every child who submitted a design will receive a certificate from the Mayor.

Town Mayor of Whitby Councillor Bob Dalrymple said “We had a fantastic response to this year’s Christmas card competition.  Local schools really responded well to the theme, producing some fabulous artwork.  It was a great pleasure to see such a wonderful range of local talent”.

You can see these fantastic artworks in the gallery Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm (last admission 4pm) until 3rd December.  Admission to the gallery is free.


Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE
01947 600933
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The Winning Entry by Judith Aconley Age 5
Highly Commended by Ripley Powel Age 8
Highly Commended by Ruben Addams Age 10