Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington has announced the winner of his annual 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 competition is Reuben Hall, aged 8, from Abbey Junior School, with his imaginative drawing of Father Christmas flying over the indoor market.
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 masks which serves as good reminder to Darlington residents.”
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.
The winner will receive a trophy, certificate and gift card, and the runners-up will also receive a gift card and certificate.
Peter’s Christmas card will be 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.”