Each year, young people throughout the Cairns region are invited to create an image to be used for Council's Christmas e-Card with the chance to win a fabulous 'mystery' prize and be chosen to assist the Mayor to officially turn on the lights on the Lagoon Plaza Christmas tree.
The competition is open to children aged 13 or under.
The Kuranda Scenic Railway train, driven by a Christmas-loving teddy bear, has claimed the top prize in Council's 2015 Christmas e-card competition. Drawn by nine-year-old Billie Luce in the 7-9 years age category, the entry (pictured below) depicts the train winding along the downhill track against a rainforest backdrop that features the Barron Falls, a cassowary and snake, as a Skyrail gondola passes overhead.
The under-6 age group winner was Mia Pennell and 10-13 years winner was Aimee Gowlett.
The three young winners received a framed copy of their drawings, along with some early Christmas presents at a special presentation ceremony with Mayor Bob Manning on 25 November. As an extra prize, they will also join the Mayor to switch on the lights of the Cairns Esplanade Christmas tree on Tuesday 1 December 2015.