Winners announced for 2019 Christmas Card and Calendar Competition
For the fifth year, we have invited people living with a brain injury to submit a piece of creative work to be used in our 2019 calendar which is distributed to hospital, clinics and groups that deliver vital services to those with acquired brain injury. A separate piece was also chosen for our 2018 Christmas card.
We were stunned to receive over 150 entries from 20 brain injury groups across Scotland. It made it extremely difficult for our judges to choose which 12 pieces would be part of the 2019 calendar.
These well deserved winners were given a certificate and £50 gift voucher, as well as a cheque for £200 being donated to their local support group, at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 11th December at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central.
Full details of the winning entries are below.
Christmas Card – Issy Robertson, Headway Dundee and Angus
Front Cover – Charlene Wood, Headway East Lothian
January – Brian Duncan, Brain Injury Grampian (B.I.G.) Group
February – Suzanne MacKenzie, Headway Highland
March – Stuart Shaw, Headway Falkirk
April – Eddie Malone, Headway Ayrshire
May – Laurance Coll, Quarriers Sunshine Club and Irene Burns, Compass BISL
June – Colin Fortune, Edinburgh Headway Group
July – Kirsty Lockhart, Headway Glasgow and Scott Rhodie, Headway Glasgow
August – Una coombs, Astley Ainslie Hospital
September – Hartley Neal, Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation
October – Elinor Mather, Headway South Lanarkshire
November – Samantha Ward, BIEN Group
December – Grace Porter, Headway East Lothian
Kirsten Smith, CSR Manager at Digby Brown said: "For many individuals who have suffered a brain injury, the activities and social contact they get from their local group is a life-line with art often playing its part as a therapeutic activity.
"We are proud to co-ordinate an event that encourages those with brain injuries to express themselves through art and celebrate their incredible talents."