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KS2 Junior winner Rhiannon Sarah Taylor Searle

Christmas card competition judges had a hard time this week selecting the winning entries for the MP’s Christmas card competition from over 450 entries submitted by local primary schools. Pupils had been asked to produce a design suitable for a Christmas Card on the theme of Christmas dinner, and the judges were local artist Joan Jones, Rebecca Lewis of the Lighthouse Café Burry Port and film studies graduate Madelaine Phillips.

After some considerable deliberation, they finally came to their conclusion, selecting as winner of the infants’ category 4 -year-old Keira Miller of Dafen Primary School for her very bold picture of a turkey and, as winner of the junior category 11-year-old Rhiannon Taylor-Searle of Ysgol Y Castell for her very original interpretation of the theme – a donkey helping itself to the carrot that a snowman was sporting for a nose.

KS1 Infant winner Keira Miller

As well as seeing their designs used for the MP’s Christmas Card, the winners will be presented with a framed version of their drawings and they also win £100 for their schools.

The runners up, whose pictures will feature in miniature on the back of the cards were Hannah Demeo and Jack Stone of Ysgol Babanod Llangennech, Nathan Fisher of Ysgol Maes y Morfa, Rhys Williams  Ysgol y Felin, Chris Chang Ysgol Y Castell, Catrin Pryor Burry Port Junior Community School, Sasha Lewis Pentip V.A. School and Christian Watts  Heol Goffa School.  

There will be a display of the winning pictures plus all the pictures that the judges placed in the very highly commended, highly commended, commended or merit categories in the shop called Handbags & Gladrags which is situated between Taffy’s and The Celtic, opposite the carpet shop, on one of the ways from the St Elli Centre into Llanelli Market  from 1st until 15th December. All pictures will be returned to the schools after 15th December