Colin Beattie MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh has announced that he will hold his annual Christmas card competition for local schools. The competition will be open to all primary school children from the Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituency. Mr Beattie has written a letter inviting all eligible schools to take part.
Commenting, Colin Beattie MSP said:
‘The Christmas card competition is one of my highlights of the year, and this is the now the fourth year that I have ran the competition. I really enjoy having the opportunity to engage with the local schools and to provide the children in my constituency with a fun activity in the run up to Christmas season. The winning design becomes my official Christmas card, which I send to local organisations, businesses and politicians. I love seeing the variety of different designs and the creativity of our local young people.
‘All of the primary schools in the constituency have been sent an invitation to take part and this also outlines the deadlines and the prizes. I hope that we get just as many entries as we have had over previous years.’
Given that it has been a difficult year I wanted to make sure that local children had something exciting to look forward to, and so this year I have put more prizes on offer and have also made them bigger. This year, there is a prize for first, second and third place. There is also a first, second and third place prize on offer for the ‘best class’ category.’
‘Choosing the winner is always a challenge because we have such high quality entries, but getting to pick the unique design for my Christmas card, and meeting all the talented children who put their efforts into making them, is one of the best parts of the festive season for me. I can’t wait to see the work they put into this and hopefully if it is within Coronavirus restrictions then I will be able to visit the schools to thank them for their entries.’