Gosport MP picks winner of Christmas card competition

FIVE-year-old Nevaeh-Rose MacLennan was the winner of an MPs Christmas card competition.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 13th December 2016, 6:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:37 pm
Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage with Christmas card competition winner Nevaeh-Rose MacLennan

Caroline Dinenage announced the winner of her fourth design competition at Gosport Discovery Centre.

Earlier this year, the Gosport MP invited primary schools to submit designs for her competition and received more than 200 entries.

Nevaeh-Rose was crowned overall winner with her Big Ben design.

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This year’s runners-up, whose designs features on the back of the card, were Eystan Mawby-Moore from Alverstoke Infants, Fleur Edwards from Crofton Hammond Infants and Macie-Jane Apps from Haselworth Primary.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘This year’s decision was so difficult due to the number of brilliant designs I received.

‘It was fantastic to meet so many of the artists that took part in this year’s 
Christmas card 
competition – they are all extremely talented with artistic skills, imagination and creativity.

‘With the talent that they are already showing at such young ages I am sure that there are great things in store for these budding artists.’

All of the entries will be on display in the 
children’s section of the Discovery Centre until December 19.

This year’s judging panel included Ms Dinenage, the mayor of Gosport Lynn Hook, The News’ Gosport reporter Will Rooney and artist Daniel Williams.