Laërskool Nahoon pupil Charlene Erasmus, 7, is the lucky winner of the Vincent Park Paints Easter competition held between March 11 and April 1.
The competition was organised by Vincent Park Centre with the GO! & Express as the sole media sponsor.
The competition required children to submit designs for Easter eggs with the winning design being translated into a 3D egg by local graphic artist Lynne Price.
In addition to seeing her design brought to life, Erasmus also won a R2,500 Vincent Park gift card for herself and a R2,500 Vincent Park gift card for Laërskool Nahoon.
“All of the entries were uploaded onto the Vincent Park Facebook page, where members of the public were invited to vote for their favourite.
“Charlene’s entry received over 600 likes,” Vincent Park centre manager Joseph Parsley said.
Erasmus was incredibly excited when she heard that she had won.
“When I heard that I was the winner, I could not believe it. Thank you to everyone that voted for me and helped my dream come true,” Erasmus said.
The young artist was proud of her design.
“The design was my own idea. I love different colours. I used my Twisties to colour my egg. I also think that my Easter egg looks beautiful. My rabbit has long ears because I think that the Easter Bunny has long ears,” she said.
“Painting this egg has been an absolute joy. Meeting little Charlene was the cherry on the top. Her amazement and disbelief that she had won made my heart sing. She was really blown away by her giant egg,” Price said.