Colin Beattie MSP with winner Maya Wlodkowska
On Wednesday 21st November, Midlothian North’s MSP Colin Beattie, David Maxwell, Chief Executive of McSense and Angela Leitch, Chief Executive of East Lothian Council met to judge the entries to the 2018 Christmas Card Competition.
The judges had over 150 entries to look at all at a very high standard from Children in P1 to P7. Deciding a winner was extremely difficult, but finally the three judges unanimously decided that the winner was Maya Wlodkowska from St. Mary’s RC Primary School in Bonnyrigg.
The runner up was Amy Walker from Lawfield Primary School and Third Place was Caillan Greig from Danderhall Primary School. This year Mr Beattie added a new category to the competition of Best Overall Class recognising the work and effort made by the whole class. This was awarded to Primary 7 at Lasswade Primary.
After judging the competition, Colin Beattie MSP commented:
“All of the entries to this year’s competition were fantastic, each of them was unique in very different ways.
“When we saw the winning design all three of the judges felt it was sending a very positive message out.
“I would like to thank all of the schools for taking part in my Christmas Card Competition and I am looking forward to seeing the designs next year.”
Speaking after being announced the winner Maya said:
“The reason for my design was to acknowledge that many children around the word on Christmas Eve don’t have any presents to wake up to and I felt like the design was a good way to recognise this.”
Colin Beattie MSP with runner up Amy Walker