Jovita has it covered

“I wanted my design to be a warm, festive house where a person would feel welcomed,” said Jovita Wong, winner of Big Issue North children’s Christmas cover competition.
The Year 6 pupil from Emmaus Church of England and Catholic Primary School entered the competition because she wanted to help homeless people – and because she loves art and wants to be a fashion designer when she is older.
Jovita was up against more than 1,100 entries to this year’s competition from schoolchildren across the North West and Yorkshire and Humber.
“I’m very proud to win the competition,” said Jovita, who knew about homelessness in her city because her school raises money for Mother of Mercy, a charity that feeds homeless people on the streets of Liverpool. Jovita was urged to enter the competition by her class arts councillor.
Kevin Gopal, editor of the Big Issue North, said: “Choosing from more than 1,100 great entries was a hard task indeed but also very enjoyable.
“We loved Jovita’s idea of creating a warm welcome, and she put it into practice brilliantly with strong lines and use of colour.
“Producing a cover that really stands out is important to us because it gives the vendors the best chance of selling the magazine on the streets and earning their much needed income.
“Hats off to her.”

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