We asked, and you delivered. We’ve been absolutely blown away by all the entries we had this year to our annual kids Christmas cover competition. In the end we received more than 1,100 entries from under-13s up and down Britain. We congratulate Lucy Norris, our overall winner, for a compelling entry that can be seen on the cover of this week’s The Big Issue. But we also want to take the time to thank every single person who entered.

To parents, grandparents, teachers, carers, aunts, uncles and anybody else who spent time sticking, helping and stuffing envelopes and sending emails, we thank you and we salute you. You are part of The Big Issue, part of what we do and why we do it.

You are helping Big Issue vendors out on the street make a living and help them lift themselves up as they work their way out of their perilous situation. You help make Christmas.