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.
So we’ve kept you waiting long enough – you can see a list of this year’s winners below – along with their artwork.
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 ABI welfare network.
The winners for the Christmas Card and 2022 Calendar are:
Christmas Card Winner: Elaine Hepburn – Headway Glasgow
2022 Calendar Cover: Eddie Malone, Headway Ayrshire
2022 Calendar January: Scott Hutchinson, Edinburgh Headway Group
2022 Calendar February: Laurence Coll, Quarriers – The Sunshine Club
2022 Calendar March: Issy Robertson, Headway Dundee & Angus
2022 Calendar April: Pamela Bain, Headway Falkirk
2022 Calendar May: Brian Duncan, BIG Group
2022 Calendar June: Val Robertson, Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation
2022 Calendar July: David Waterston, Murdostoun Castle
2022 Calendar August: Linda Reid, Headway Perth & Kinross
2022 Calendar September: Patricia Whyatt, BIEN Group
2022 Calendar October: Grace Porter, Headway East Lothian
2022 Calendar November: Paul Masterton, Astley Ainsley Hospital
2022 Calendar December: Clair Bonar, ABI Café - Ceartas