MP Gloria De Piero has met the two talented pupils who have designed for her official Christmas cards for 2016 to thank them for entering her competition.
Every year Gloria invites youngsters from schools across Ashfield and Eastwood to put their artistic talents to the test and produce her personal Christmas card.
Twelve-year-old Hazel Clark’s snowman collage beat off competition from dozens of other Christmassy creations to win the hotly-contested Ashfield competition.
Meanwhile 11-year-old Hope Hamilton’s winter wonderland drawing beat off competition from some excellent Christmassy creations to win the Eastwood section.
The entries were judged by Gloria, Vic Handley from engineering firm Van Elle, which sponsors the competition, and Mansfield and Ashfield Chad content editor Andy Done-Johnson.
Hazel’s colourful paper collage caught the judges’ eyes and her design has now been professionally printed onto the card, which will be sent out to people, organisations and businesses across Ashfield and Westminster.
Hope’s beautiful drawing features on the card that Gloria is sending out to Eastwood and beyond.
Gloria said: “I was so impressed by the quality of the designs submitted and the artistic skills displayed.
“We have lots of very talented children in the constituency and they made it very difficult to select a winner.
“Hazel’s snowman card just stood out because of the bold colours and the excellent craftsmanship, while Hope’s drawing captures the spirit of Christmas so beautifully.
“A big thank you to everyone who entered the competition and to Van Elle for its continued support.”
Gloria presented the girls with a copy of their winning cards and certificates to honour their achievement.