Eleanor Ring wins Steve Brine's Christmas Card Competition

Eleanor Ring, from Prince's Mead School in Winchester, has won Steve Brine's first Christmas Card Competion.

Eleanor, aged 10, is a Year 6 pupil at the school, which took part in the contest, along with over 120 other children from across the constituency, at Itchen Abbas Primary School, Weeke Primary School, St Swithun's School and Sherbourne House in Chandler's Ford.

The entries were judged at Winchester Discovery Centre, where they will be displayed until Christmas, by the local MP and James Branch, a Teaching Fellow in Graphic Art at Winchester School of Art.

Eleanor has won a Family ticket to this year's Panto, Cinderella, courtesy of Theatre Royal Winchester.

There were also prizes for runners up and year group winners, who all won family tickets to Intech, courtesy of the interactive science and technology centre, based on the outskirts of Winchester.

Overall runner up was Perdy Harvey, aged 10, and third place was taken by 6 year-old Jared Elms.

Year group winners were Ainslie Roensdorf, Maya Monkcom, Niamh Sogglet and Sarah Hotot.

Steve Brine said: "This was the first in what I hope to be many Christmas Card Competitions, and I have to say that future years will have a very high standard to live up to. James and I were mightily impressed at all the entries, and it was no mean feat in having to pick winners!

"I hope that everyone who entered had a great time, and I would like to thank all the teachers from across Winchester & Chandler's Ford who took the time to help us get this up and running."

James Branch said: "I thoroughly enjoyed judging this year's competition, there were clearly some talented young artists in the mix. Maybe we will see some of them progress to the School of Art in a few years time!"

Pictured; James and Steve at Winchester Discovery Centre with the winning entry

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