Three-year-old Philip’s festive design wins Nicol & Co’s Christmas card competition

Nicol Christmas card winner

Creative Droitwich nursery pupil Philip Smieszala has won Nicol & Co’s Christmas card competition for 2019 with his gorgeous snowman and festive tree design.

The intricate creation by the three-year-old who goes to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School has beaten scores of others to win the prize offered by the leading Worcestershire estate agents.

And little Philip – who had a little help from his parents – was thrilled to pick up 30 copies of the card for his own family’s use, a Santa’s sack worth £50 and a £300 donation for St Joseph’s school library.

Matt Nicol, managing director of Droitwich-based Nicol & Co, explained that each year the estate agents asks local children to design their company Christmas card.

The competition ran throughout November and company’s Facebook followers decided on the winner.

Mr Nicol said: “It was wonderful to see all the colourful entries that we received, and great fun watching our Facebook followers decide on the best with their ‘likes’.

“I was really pleased to see Philip’s design win as it was such a detailed card that contained hundreds of small rolled up pieces of colourful paper.

“He obviously spent ages with his parents making this great card that makes people smile the instant they see it, and it’s just the kind of colourful design we were hoping for.”

Mr Nicol added: “We are delighted that Philip gets to enjoy a prize for himself, and that St Josephs can now invest in some new books for all its children.”

Cath Bryan of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School said: “We are thrilled that Philip won this competition and are really grateful to Nicol & Co for their generosity. We will put the prize money to good use.”

Nicol & Co, which has a second office in Worcester, is planning to open a third base in Malvern in the New Year.

The company was among the top 3% of more than 15,000 estate agents across the UK to feature in the latest Best Estate Agent Guide, winning awards for its marketing, results and customer service.