Amelia impresses to judges to win MSP’s fourth annual Christmas Card competition
Midlothian North and Musselburgh MSP Colin Beattie has held his fourth annual Christmas Card competition for school children within his constituency.
The youngsters submitted their designs for Mr Beattie’s Christmas card which he sends across the area to constituents, businesses, colleagues, charities and local organisations.
The politican was joined by East Lothian Council chief executive Monica Patterson and Stewart Brewing co-founder Jo Stewart for the juding.
This year’s winner was Amelia Luckyn-Malone, a P5 pupil from St Matthew’s Primary in Rosewell. 2nd place was Beth Pitcaithly from Wallyford Primary in Mussleburgh and 3rd prize was Debbie Lawal from Loretto Primary in Mussleburgh.
For the overall class prizes, winners were 1st place - P6H at Wallyford Primary School, 2nd place - P3P at Lasswade Primary School, and 3rd – P5 at Paradykes Primary School.
Book vouchers are awarded to the winner and the two runners up, as well as to the three best overall classes.
The top prizes this year were a £60 book voucher for the Individual Category and a £100 book voucher for the Best Class Overall Category.
Mr Beattie said: “I always thoroughly enjoy holding the Christmas Card Competition for school pupils across the constituency, as it highlights the level of skill and creativity our local children possess. The card designs are always imaginative and unique, and choosing a winner is always a tough decision.
“I hoped this year especially to provide local youngsters with something to look forward to, following what has been a very challenging year with Covid-19.
“I would like to thank all the schools who got involved in the competition, and to thank all the children who worked hard on their designs. It was certainly a difficult competition to judge! A special congratulations to Amelia on winning – I am sure that all those who receive my Christmas card will be delighted to receive such a special card, designed by a local child.”