11-year-old Summer-Lynn’s design was chosen out of hundreds of entries sent in to MKM Building Supplies as part of a nationwide competition, and has now been printed 10,000 times.
MKM Building Supplies launched the nationwide design competition in November, inviting children 16 and below to design a Christmas card on the theme ‘the spirit of Christmas’. The competition accepted entries online, across three age categories, 0 – 5, 6 – 10, and 11 – 16. A winner was selected from each category to receive a £100 voucher, Summer-Lynn, as the overall winner has also had her design printed on Christmas cards, which will go to MKM customers, suppliers and partners.
Kate Tinsley, CEO of MKM Building Supplies said: “Summer-Lynn’s design has really captured MKM’s spirit; we love the friendly character with a hard hat, safety boots and all the right tools for the job. When the competition was launched we hoped that it would help to spread some Christmas cheer and get people into the Christmas, spirit so I think Summer-Lynn’s design is perfect.
“We were really impressed with the standard of entries for this year’s Christmas card competition; I don’t think anyone was expecting the volume of amazing designs we received from children right across the UK. In fact, the standard was so high we struggled to pick just one winner – that’s why we have decided that in addition to our winner, the back of the Christmas cards will feature some of our other favourite entries.
“At MKM we strive to support the local communities around our branches, and I know that the Canterbury branch take real pride in supporting their local community. The branch team are thrilled to have this as an opportunity to spread some Christmas cheer amongst their customers.”