Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, has held his sixth 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 ‘Peace on Earth’.
Mr Beattie invited Alister Hadden from Wallyford Community Council and Dave Evans from MYPAS along to judge the competition.
This year’s overall winner was Sophie Marsland, a P6 pupil from Lasswade Primary School. The winning design is used as Mr Beattie’s official Christmas card which is sent across the area to constituents, businesses, colleagues, charities and local organisations.
The runner up was Erica Olds, a P7 pupil from Musselburgh Burgh Primary School. In third place was Guilherme, a P3 pupil from Roswell Primary School and in fourth place Brooke MacKenzie, a P7 pupil from Wallyford Primary School.
For overall class prizes, in first place was P6S Lasswade Primary School, runner up was P7T Wallyford Primary School and in third place P7 Loretto R.C. Primary School.
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.
Commenting, Colin Beattie MSP said:
“The Christmas Card competition is always the highlight of the festive season for me. Every year the designs get better and better which makes the job of choosing the winner much more difficult. I am blown away by the skill and talent of all the entries.
“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 Sophie – I am sure all those who receive my Christmas Card will love your design.”
Photo L-R: Colin Beattie MSP and winner Sophie Marsland