Mossley youngster on song in BBC Christmas card competition
Thursday 16th June 2016 @ 11:29 by Adam Higgins
Mossley & Saddleworth News

Artistic Nieve Taylor was on song when she designed a Christmas card for a national competition.

For the Mossley 12-year-old has been named as one of the top ten winners in the BBC’s very first Songs of Praise Christmas Card Competition in aid of Children In Need.

Budding artists from across the UK submitted designs after the competition - launched earlier this year – invited amateur artists to dig out their pencils and paintbrushes, and create artwork which would capture the spirit of Christmas whilst artistically reflecting what Christmas means to them.

Nieve was named as one of the winners after hundreds entered the competition.

Nieve’s design was inspired by a piece of art which she had created for her nana last Christmas. Her design was a colourful landscape of Bethlehem which was created using ink pens and pencil crayons.

She said: “We’re quite an arty family and I love to create things.

“My nana told me about the competition and suggested I should enter. As I’d created a picture for her last Christmas I decided to use that as my inspiration.

“I wanted to design a traditional Christmas card that would suit all tastes, so I thought this image worked really well.

“I really enjoy doing things for charity, and BBC Children in Need is something that I’ve always fundraised for, so it’s great to know that my card will help to make a difference.”

The final ten winning designs were chosen by a panel of judges and will form a pack of Christmas cards which will be sold in aid of BBC Children in Need over the festive season.

The judging panel was made up of actress and accomplished water-colourist Una Stubbs, the BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz and Songs of Praise’s presenter and art enthusiast Josie d’Arby.

The ten winning designs will be on sale from Thursday, September 1, and will be available to buy from bbc.co.uk/Pudsey.