Rudolph with a face covering was the winning design chosen by students at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College for Peter Gibson MP’s Christmas Card Competition.
Earlier this year Peter wrote to schools across Darlington and invited Primary and Junior School children to design his Christmas Card for 2020.
The winner of this year’s Christmas Card Competition is Reuben Hall, aged 8, with his creative drawing of a COVID conscious Rudolph flying over the indoor market in Darlington. The design also shows the Darlington Town Clock complete with a face covering.
Reuben, who attends Abbey Primary School, competed with 450 entries to emerge as the overall winner in the annual competition. Reuben was today presented with a personalised trophy, certificate and gift card. The runners-up also received a gift card and certificate.
Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington, said: “Reuben has done a great job of encapsulating Christmas in Darlington. I especially liked that Rudolph and our Town Clock are wearing face coverings which serves as good reminder to Darlington residents at this time.”
The two runners-up are Ivy Hunter, aged 5, from Skerne Park Academy for her colourful depiction of an angel, and Maisey Elaine Lythe, aged 8, from Rydal Academy for her creative Christmas tree.
Peter’s Christmas card has been sent to key stakeholders in Darlington. The Prime Minister and his Ministerial colleagues will also receive a card.
The Art & Design Department at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College helped Peter in the adjudication of the competition.
Tim Fisher, Principal of Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, said: “Our students enjoyed helping Peter to choose a winner for his Christmas card competition. It’s a great idea and I look forward to receiving my card.”