Swimming Santa wins e-Card competition

Winning Christmas e-Card design by Regan Cini.

A drawing of Santa lazing in the Esplanade Lagoon has won the Cairns Regional Council Christmas e-Card competition.

Winning artist 12-year-old Regan Cini joined Deputy Mayor Terry James and category winners Claire Dore (under 5s) and Jasper Bramham (6-9 years) on Sunday to officially switch on the Esplanade Christmas tree.

In perfect timing with the start of school holidays, the winners received a prize pack of family passes to local attractions in addition to the privilege of switching on the lights.

The theme of this year’s competition was “Celebrating Christmas Cairns style – Happy and Hot” leading to a raft of entries featuring creative ways Far Northerners enjoy the festive season in the tropical heat.

As the official Council e-Card, Regan’s design will be sent to recipients around the country bearing best wishes from Council.

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