Clive Martin of In the Frame, Terry Morris Photographer, Joanna Jones and Morgan Ward of Llanelly House judging the MP’s Christmas card competition.
Nia Griffith MP was delighted to see so many excellent entries from local primary school pupils for the competition to produce a design suitable for her to use on her Christmas cards, with prizes of £100 for the school of the winning pupil and prizes for the winning pupils and runners-up. The originals of the winning pictures will be framed for the pupils to keep. The competition was open to local primary schools and attracted several hundred entries. The theme for this year’s competition was Big Ben at Christmas.
The very difficult job of judging the entries was undertaken by Terry Morris, photographer, Clive Martin, proprietor of In the Frame picture framing shop, and Morgan Ward, Manager of Llanelly House and Joanna Jones, Assistant Manager of Llanelly House. The designs chosen needed to be designs which would work well when printed as Christmas cards. The winning design is shown on the front of the card, and the runners-up have their designs featured as thumbnails on the back of the card.
Katie Roberts of Burry Port Primary School won the Junior category and Gwenno Leri Owen of Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant won the Infant category and their designs will be used on the MP’s Christmas Cards.
The runners up in the Junior category were Bobbie Edwards of Ysgol y Castell,
Paige Morris of Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant, Rhiannon Purdue of Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant, Rhiannon Lawson of Parc y Tywyn and in the Infant category Zuzanna Piechota of Copperworks Infant School, Isabella Macpherson of Old Road School, and Kieron Hayward of Ysgol y Felin.
As well as the winners and runners-up, entries that were placed in the commended, highly commended and very highly commended categories will be on display from 28th November until Christmas in Llanelly House, Bridge Street (opposite the Parish Church), Llanelli. The Christmas card display will be on the ground floor where there is no charge for admittance.
Commenting on the competition Nia Griffith said
“Well done to all the pupils who took part. I have seen many really good designs this year, and I know that the judges had a really difficult time choosing out of so many excellent cards. I would like to thank all those involved, the staff in the schools, the judges, all the pupils who took part, Fay Hampson who helps me organise and the staff in Llanelly House for making space for us to display the cards there.”