Creates Gallery Emerging Artist Award

I admit it, I took a punt. I submitted three works for the Creates Gallery Emerging Artist Award, not expecting to hear further. So obviously I was delighted to receive an email saying I had been selected as a finalist, and that three of my works would be exhibited. What larks! And because of the way the dates fell for drop off and the Private View we decided that a short break was in order to go and enjoy the wonderful countryside around the gallery in Monmouth. So in my mind I was already a winner - in the final, in a new gallery, and with a mini holiday!
Imagine my surprise when they announced I was the overall winner!! Apparently my feet left the ground I was so shocked and excited! And as the winner I had a double page feature in Creates MagazineLink text here... which is distributed to all the Art Galleries and Art Institutions in the UK. ?