Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, has held his fifth annual Christmas Card Competition for all primary school children within his constituency. The school children are asked to design a Christmas Card which fits in with the annual theme – this year the theme was ‘Together with Family’. The winning design is then used as the official Christmas card which Mr Beattie sends across the area to constituents, businesses, colleagues, charities and local organisations.
Book vouchers are awarded to the winner and the runners up, as well as to the three best overall classes. The top prizes this year were a £60 book voucher for the Individual Category and a £100 book voucher for the Best Class Overall Category.
There were a high volume of entries this year from primary schools in Midlothian and East Lothian which made choosing the winning entries a tough decision for Mr Beattie and his fellow judges Stephen Thomson from JK Thomson in Musselburgh and Trish Sime from Bonnyrigg Rose FC.
This year’s winner was Eva Redmond, a P7 pupil from Lasswade Primary School. 2nd place was Millie Cairns from Wallyford Primary School, 3rd Place was Yvie Burnett from Kings Park Primary and 4th Place was Oliver Kecik from Loretto RC.
For the overall class prizes, winners were 1st place – P5M from Woodburn Primary School, 2nd place – P4/5 at Paradykes Primary School, and 3rd – P6 at Musselburgh Primary School.
Commenting Colin Beattie MSP said:
“The Christmas Card competition is always the highlight of the festive season for me. The skill and talent of the designs get better and better every year, it really makes choosing the winner a difficult job.
“I would like to thank all the schools for their entries this year and all the children who worked so hard on their designs.
“A special congratulations to the winner Eva – I am sure all those who receive my Christmas Card will love your design.”
Judging – Stephen Thomson from JK Thomson (left), with Trish Sime from Bonnyrigg Rose FC (middle) and Colin Beattie MSP (right).
Winner – Eva Redmond.