Winners revealed for Christmas Card and 2022 Calendar competition

Digby Brown Christmas Card and Calendar Artwork Competition 2022

Now in its eight year, judges of our annual artwork competition were overwhelmed with the number of entries received from brain injury groups across Scotland – and the impressive standard of artwork submitted.

One artist wins the chance to see their artwork used for the annual Digby Brown Christmas Card which the firm sends festive wishes to external partners and stakeholders.

The other 13 winners will see their artwork displayed in the 2022 Calendar – one used for the front cover and 12 for each of the months in the year – and this is shared with ABI support groups across the country.

Each winning artist receives a £20 M&S voucher, a certificate and their own copy of the card and calendar while the charity they represent also receives a cheque for £200. Groups who submitted artwork but sadly didn’t win, also received £100 each.

The winners were once again unveiled at a glitzy ceremony in Glasgow on Tuesday 7th December.

Chris Stewart, Head of Digby Brown’s Serious Injury Department, hosted the event and praised the efforts of entrants and commented on why each piece of artwork was chosen as a winner. He also paid tribute to Karen Boyle from Headway Fife who sadly passed away earlier this year. She had entered the artwork competition and won many times including the Christmas Card in 2017.

Kirsten Smith, CSR Manager at Digby Brown, added: "Every year, we look forward to this art competition to create a Christmas Card and Calendar. We are proud to work with charities and support groups to give brain injury survivors a creative outlet to express themselves.

“We were blown away with the incredible standard of entries this year – and there was over a 135 entries this year!

“We were so glad we could celebrate in person once again, rather than zoom, – so thank you to everyone who submitted artwork, congratulations to the winners and I hope everyone has the very best time over the festive period.”

A total of 200 cards and 650 calendars were produced and have now been sent to organisations across Scotland.

So we’ve kept you waiting long enough – you can see a list of this year’s winners below – along with their artwork.

Christmas Card Winner 2021

Elaine Hepburn – Headway Glasgow

Christmas Card Winning Design 2021

2022 Calendar

Cover: Eddie Malone, Headway Ayrshire

Calendar Cover 2022 winner showing beautiful coast and beach

January: Scott Hutchinson, Edinburgh Headway Group

Calendar winner January 2022

February: Laurence Coll, Quarriers – The Sunshine Club

Calendar winner Feb 2022 showing close up of animal with blue eye

March: Issy Robertson, Headway Dundee & Angus

Calendar winner March 2022 showing blue butterfly

April: Pamela Bain, Headway Falkirk

Calendar winner April 2022 showing cat and dog looking at each other

May: Brian Duncan, BIG Group

Calendar winner May 2022 showing bird and giraffe

June: Val Robertson, Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Calendar winner June 2022 showing flowers in a plantpot

July: David Waterston, Murdostoun Castle

Calendar winner for July 2022

August: Linda Reid, Headway Perth & Kinross

Calendar winner August 2022 showing flowers

September: Patricia Whyatt, BIEN Group  

Calendar winner of September 2022 showing Scottish loch and mountains

October: Grace Porter, Headway East Lothian

Calendar winner October 2022

November: Paul Masterton, Astley Ainsley Hospital

Calendar winner for November 2022 depicting a squirrel eating

December: Clair Bonar, ABI Café - Ceartas

Calendar winner for December 2022 showing snowman wishing everyone a Merry Christmas