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AM and MP award prizes for Christmas card designers

LLANELLI’S MP Nia Griffith and AM Lee Waters have visited local schools to award the prizes for their annual Christmas card competition.

Liwsi May Davies from Ysgol Gymraeg Gwenllian and Lewis Dylan Thomas from Ysgol Gynradd Llannon, winners of the infant and junior categories, both received framed copies of their designs, which are featured on the MP and AM’s Christmas cards. The schools were also awarded a cash prize, courtesy of the sponser George Parker from Parker Plant Hire.

The winning designs have also been on display in Llanelly House throughout December, alongside the runners-up and many of the entries that were commended by the judges.

Nia Griffith MP said: “Congratulations to Liwsi and Lewis for winning our Christmas card competition with fantastic designs.

“It was a pleasure to visit Ysgol Gymraeg Gwenllian and Ysgol Gynradd Llannon to award the prizes and thank all the talented pupils who took part in this year’s competition. Lee and I were very impressed by the high standard of entries, and I know the judges had a difficult time picking the winners.

“I would like to thank all the children who took part, and their schools. We are also very grateful to the judges who volunteered their time and everyone else who helped make the competition happen, including Fay Hampson, George Parker and the staff at Llanelly House.

Lee Waters AM added, “Every year I am impressed by the standard of entries from the children!  As always, they have created imaginatively festive cards to an incredibly high standard.

“Many of these excellent designs are on display in Llanelly House and I would encourage everyone to visit and celebrate the talents of our youngsters – they will definitely put you in the Christmas mood.”

The runners-up in the infant category are Morgan MacFayden from Old Road School and Cady Harrison, Vincent Lloyd and Dexter Thomas from Swiss Valley Primary School. The junior runners-up were Ava Beau Williams Rogers from Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel, Jac Morgan from Swiss Valley Primary School, and Catherine Johnson and Kyle Lloyd from Ysgol Y Felin.

The annual MP/AM Christmas card competition is open to all local primary schools in the Llanelli constituency, and Nia and Lee received several hundred entries on the theme of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ this year. The difficult job of judging the competition was undertaken by local artist Richard Gravelle, retired Primary School Headteacher Elizabeth Parker MBE and Lee Turnell, a graphic designer.

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