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Torquay student Emily has designs on Christmas card prize

By Herald Express  |  Posted: December 15, 2013

well done:   From left, Steve Smedlely, Molly Roddan, runner-up,  Emily Grove, and  Lesley Dennision     Torquil MacLeod TQTM20131119D-01_C

well done: From left, Steve Smedlely, Molly Roddan, runner-up, Emily Grove, and Lesley Dennision Torquil MacLeod TQTM20131119D-01_C

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YOUNG artist Emily Grove has won an iPad and £1,000 for her school after winning the Lincombe Manor Retirement Village's Christmas card design competition.

A Level art students in Torquay competed to come up with a design, which will be used by residents at Lincombe Manor Retirement Village to send to friends and family and by the company to send out as the official Christmas card. Torquay Girls' Grammar School student Emily has been presented with her award.

The cheque for £1,000 will go to the school's art department. Other students from Torquay Girls Grammar School also attended the presentation and lunch with the residents.

Steve Smedley, head of art at the school, said:"It is fantastic news for both Emily and the school. It is also a very valuable exercise for the students to go through – working to a 'live' brief, meeting the residents and adhering to strict deadlines."

Lesley Dennison, estate manager at the village said: "The residents and I were very impressed with the high standard of entries to our competition. There was a really interesting range of interpretations of Christmas. We felt the winning design by Emily reflected Christmas while using our magnificent building as a back drop for the design."

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