Last year we launched a new competition for young donkey lovers to design a Christmas card for 2020. Approximately 350 children aged 15 and under submitted their incredible creations, and we are thrilled to announce the winner, runners up and highly commended young artists.

Winner: Angelo, age 6, from Hong Kong in China

Our winning donkey design comes from 6 year old Angelo, who made the design while on a course with the Hong Kong School of Creativity. School Director Stephanie Yip comments:

“In this card, he draws a lovely donkey which is sitting beside the newborn Jesus quietly. It shows the true meaning of Christmas - Love, Care and Peace! The donkey is a good friend to us, so we need to try our best to protect them.”

Angelo will receive a donkey goody bag including some of his professionally printed Christmas cards. Keep your eyes peeled on our shop, where you will be able to buy Angelo's cards to spread festive cheer while raising money for donkeys in need.

Angelo's winning Christmas card, showing a brightly coloured nativity scene.
Angelo's winning Christmas card shows a brightly coloured nativity scene.
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Runners up

Logan, age 6, from Exeter in the UK

Logan submitted a striking gold donkey looking up at a Christmas star. Logan was apparently inspired by the Donkey Assisted Therapy sessions he attends through his school.

Siyona, age 11, from Slough in the UK

Joint runner up Siyona had this to say about her vibrant design:

"This piece of artwork is realistic pastel drawing of donkey with two different types of background drawing. I really enjoyed putting the three designs in one artwork and for the Christmas card, I used snow effect and holly!"

Highly commended

Scroll through the slideshow below to see the highly commended designs by Amelie, Evie, Katie and Sasha.

Thank you to our 350 entrants, who have sent their wonderful designs from all across the world - our judges were spoilt for choice!

Angelo's winning design will be produced professionally and sold in our shop to raise money for donkeys in need this Christmas.