The Coffee Club New Zealand and KidsCan have launched three new Christmas coffee cup designs and two napkin designs, all created by school children who won a nationwide Christmas Cup Art Competition. The winning designs earned schools a total of $13,750 thanks to their budding artists. The first place design, by a student from Glen Eden’s TKKM o Hoani Waititi School, features Santa Claus holding a coffee cup, with reindeer drawing a sleigh in the background. It will appear on large takeaway cups.

“We’re into our fourth year of supporting KidsCan with the Christmas Cup Art Competition, and it’s one of the things we’re most proud of. We always get great entries and it’s pretty cool for us to be able to put out the winning designs for other people to enjoy,” said Brad Jacobs, director of The Coffee Club.

"We really love the Christmas Cup Competition and we’re so proud of the clearly talented children going to our KidsCan schools,” said Julie Chapman, KidsCan CEO and founder. “The cups really are pieces of art! It’s great to get so many children involved in something which encourages them to be creative, while also drawing attention to our charity which has been helping create brighter futures for Kiwi kids since 2005.”

The Christmas Cup competition aims to raise awareness of the work being done by KidsCan to support the education, health and wellbeing of children living in hardship. Now in its fourth year, it has seen more than $40,000 donated to schools and the kids by The Coffee Club in that time.