Biggest and Best Xmas Card Competition so Far

December 15, 2008 11:11 AM

Robyn Ardley and Tom Brake at Wallington Library for the prize-giving - Photo Dave Cook

The results of local MP Tom Brake's Christmas Card Competition are in - and 2008 has proven to be the biggest contest yet. This year more children were involved and submitted designs than in any previous year.

This made choosing the design to be used for Tom Brake's official Christmas card even more difficult than usual, not least because the entries were of a very high standard. The winning design of a Christmas robin - by Robyn Ardley of Stanley Park Junior School - was finally chosen for its simple, vibrant design and subtle colouring.

Robyn's design will go out to over a thousand people locally. She and her family will also be invited for tea at the Houses of Parliament.

Tom Brake said that "All of the children's efforts here have been outstanding. I would like to thank all the children who got involved and submitted their artwork, their teachers, as well as Strawberry Lodge, Friends of Wallington Library and the staff at Wallington Library for kindly hosting our event."

Those results in full:

Category 1: Reception - Year 2

3rd Prize - ALICE MAYNARD of Hackbridge Primary School

2nd Prize - ARVIN THARUMALINGAM of Green Wrythe Primary School

1st Prize - JAMIE MARKS of Victor Seymour Infants' School

Category 2: Year 3 - Year 6

3rd Prize - SHENALI HERATH of High View Primary School

2nd Prize - ANNIE HAGON of Holy Trinity Junior School

1st Prize - ROBYN ARDLEY of Stanley Park Junior School (Overall Winner)

Tom has been running the competition for ten years now.

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