Mayor Slay Announces Winner of 2016 Holiday Card Design Contest

The winner and finalists of Mayor Francis Slay's annual Holiday Card Design Contest were honored today at a reception in City Hall.

December 16, 2016 | 2 min reading time
2016 Mayor's Holiday Card Contest by: Mr. Issac Bierman, 5th grader at Woerner Elementary School
Winner of the 2016 Holiday Card Contest by Mr. Issac Bierman, 5th grader at Woerner Elementary School

St. Louis -- The winner and finalists of Mayor Francis Slay's annual Holiday Card Design Contest were honored today at a reception in City Hall in the Mayor's Office. Fifth-grade student Issac Bierman from Woerner Elementary School submitted the winning design, which will be used as Mayor and Mrs. Slay's 2016 holiday e-cards.

"One of my favorite holiday traditions is going through the design entries, and every year, it's very difficult to narrow down the entries to the top 10," Mayor Slay said. "Mrs. Slay and I thank all of the students who submitted an entry to my annual Holiday Card Design Contest. We are proud to use Issac's design and showcase his unique artwork of a cardinal for our 2016 holiday greetings."

Mayor Slay presented each student will a certificate of achievement and Angel Baked cookies, and Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolate provided a complimentary gift for each of the finalists. Children 12 and under who live or attend school in the City of St. Louis were invited to submit a design for consideration in the 16th annual contest, which received 348 entries. The winners are as follows:

Grand Prize Winner:

Mr. Issac Bierman, 5th grader at Woerner Elementary School

1st Runner-Up:

Mr. Richard Heidenry, 2nd grader at Kennard Classical Junior Academy

2nd Runner-Up:

Miss Xyaire Phillips, 1st grader at Adams Elementary School

Honorable Mentions:

Miss Camille Borgmeyer, 6th grader at St. Stephen Protomartyr School

Mr. Caty Jane Hayes, 5th grader at St. Ambrose on the Hill

Mr. Brandon House, 4th grader at Mallinckrodt Academy of Gifted Instruction

Miss Chloe McClendon, 4th grader at North Side Community School

Miss Isabella Knese, 3rd grader at St. Roch School

Mr. Jeremiah Robinson, 4th grader at Shaw VPA Elementary School

Mr. Brodery Carter, 4th grader at Mullanphy-Botanical Gardens ILC


A poster with the top 10 card designs is on display at City Hall.
  • Department:
    Office of the Mayor
  • Topic:
    Children and Teens Activities

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