Six year old Liam Skeat has won Steve Brine's second Annual Christmas Card competition.
Liam, who attends St Bede Church of England School in Hyde, won the contest with a fantastically detailed drawing featuring Santa and his sleigh and reindeer, carol singers and a beautiful church.
A member of the Year One Walker Class, Liam will now see his design transformed in Steve Brine's Christmas Card, in the second time the MP has run the competition. Last year, Eleanor Ring, from Prince's Mead School, took first prize. Steve's official 2012 Christmas card will be sent out to community groups, public services, charities and local businesses, as well as the Prime Minister at No.10 and his cabinet.
Steve Brine said: "We had such a great time looking at all the designs, which came from across Winchester & Chandler's Ford. We had so many entries this year and the standard was so high.
Steve was joined in judging by Kings Worthy artist Emma Lowres, and the pair spent over an hour at the Winchester Discovery Centre on Friday 26 October deliberating the entries. This year, the First Prize is a family ticket to the pantomime courtesy of Winchester Theatre Royal, and there will also be group prizes of family tickets kindly donated by Intech Science Centre & Planetarium.
Steve added: "I am delighted that all the paintings, and there were over 400 of them, will remain on public display at the library until Christmas.
"The Christmas card competition just gets better and better and seeing the excitement on little Liam's face when we presented him with his prizes and his winning card neatly framed was just brilliant. I have hundreds to write and it makes that task much easier knowing so much effort went into designing the card."
The full list of winners in the 2012 competition are:
Hebe Field - Compton Primary School won the Year 6 category
Grace Wilson - Sherbourne House won the Year 5 category
Daisy Conway - Compton Primary School won the Year 4 category
Amy Oldfield - Prince's Mead School won the Year 3 category
Monty Field - Compton Primary School won the Year 2 category
Liam Skeat - St Bede School won the Year 1 category and the overall prize
Martha Hurst - Stanmore Primary School won the Reception Year prize
Rosalie Upton Jones - St Bede School won a special commendation
In a new innovation, a Gift Wrap winner was also chosen, for the design best suited to being printed on wrapping paper, and Jamie May Bennett from Stanmore Primary School will receive a special certificate of congratulations.
Pictured; Liam Skeat's triumphant design, and the presentation at St Bede School.
More information ...
Visit Steve Brine's dedicated Christmas card competition pages - here
View all the 2012 winning designs - here
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