Winners announced for 2019 Christmas Card and Calendar Competition

Calendar and Christmas Card 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.

Winners of the 2019 Calendar and Christmas Card competition

Full details of the winning entries are below.

Christmas Card – Issy Robertson, Headway Dundee and Angus

Front Cover – Charlene Wood, Headway East Lothian

Calendar cover by Charlene Wood from 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

Picture for April by Eddie Malone from 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

Picture for December by Grace Porter from 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."