Artwork by Nagambie Primary School grade four student Sarah Luff will feature on the cover of Nationals Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland’s Christmas card this year.
Ms Cleeland invited students from schools across the region to design a card that reflects what they love best about their local area, with a touch of Christmas.
Hundreds of entries were received this year, with Ms Cleeland excited to keep the tradition running for future years.
Ms Cleeland visited Nagambie Primary School this week to announce that she had chosen 10-year-old Sarah’s design as the cover for her 2023 Christmas card.
She said Sarah’s artwork encapsulated the iconic Australian summer in a beautiful festive way.
“I was looking for a design that meaningfully represented our great part of the state and I was very impressed with the way Sarah captured the one of our great traditions, the Christmas barbecue,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Our young students have incredible artistic talent and the designs they created were outstanding.
“The students took inspiration from a range of places and facets of life in our electorate, including our agriculture industry, waterways, and other natural wonders such as our native flora and fauna.
“It was also fantastic to see students add references to some of their favourite things, with Taylor Swift being a popular addition.
“Looking through the beautiful designs our local students created was a wonderful way to end the year, and I sincerely thank the students and schools for taking the time to design a Christmas card for me this year.”
While Sarah has been announced as the overall winner, several other students from schools across the region received honourable mentions and prizes.