The best designs chosen from over a thousand entries by primary school pupils across the constituency are on display in Llanelly House until Christmas. The winning designs have been used on Nia Griffith MP’s Christmas cards, with the runners -up depicted in miniature on the reverse. Commenting on the competition Nia Griffith said:
“Warmest congratulations to the two winners – Alice Minal in the Infant category and Pia Wright-Murray for the Juniors. The cards made from their designs look great – and many people have already complimented them. 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 very 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 and Elin Davies who help me organise the competition, and the staff in Llanelly House for all their help in setting up the display of the best entries there.”
The competition was to produce a design suitable for Nia to use on her Christmas cards, with prizes for the winning pupils and their schools. The originals of the winning pictures have been framed for the pupils to keep. The competition was open to local primary schools and attracted over a thousand entries. The theme for this year’s competition was Big Ben at Christmas.
Louise Burston, artist, Ray Hobbs, photographer and Roz Moreton, artist, undertook the very difficult task of judging the many excellent entries. Pia Wright-Murray of Burry Port Primary School won the Junior category and Alice Minal of Burry Port Primary School won the Infant category and their designs will be used on my Christmas
The runners up in the Junior category were Georgia Evans of Ysgol y Castell, Carys Lloyd of Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant, Dominic Crosswell of Ysgol Parc y Tywyn and Helena Davies from Ysgol Trimsaran, and in the Infant category the runners-up were Susanna Cunningham of Swiss Valley School, Gwenno Owen of Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant and Eleny Leighton of Ysgol y Castell.
As well as the winners and runners-up, entries that were placed in the merit, commended, highly commended and very highly commended categories are on display from 5th December until Christmas in Llanelly House, Bridge Street (opposite the Parish Church), Llanelli. The Christmas card display is on the ground floor where there is no charge for admittance.