Lydia Cobham of St Hugh’s RC Academy wins Karl McCartney MP’s 2016 Christmas Card Competition

Over the last few weeks, various Lincoln primary school children have been busy drawing Christmas puddings, Christmas trees, snowmen, angels, reindeers, sleighs, stars, robins, stockings, bells and all-things-Christmassy for Karl McCartney MP’s annual Christmas Card Competition.

Back in the Autumn, Karl wrote to all primary schools in Lincoln inviting their children to design the Christmas cards that he shall be sending to his colleagues and many hundreds of individuals, businesses, charities and other organisations he has met and corresponded with in his capacity as the Member of Parliament for the City of Lincoln Constituency.

The Judging Panel - which consisted of Karl, the Lincolnshire Echo’s photographer Anna Draper, deputising for the Editor, Charles Walker, and Paul Banton of Ruddocks of Lincoln - met to decide which of the children’s designs should be featured on Karl’s card.

Lydia Cobham in Year 3 at St Hugh’s RC Academy won this year’s Christmas Card Competition. 

Karl McCartney MP, said: “This year, as in previous years, I received so many fantastic designs from primary schools around our City, which my fellow judges and I greatly enjoyed choosing between. The competition is always enjoyable, although, given the depth of artistic talent in Lincoln, choosing a winner is never easy.

“In the end we opted for Lydia Cobham’s beautiful painting of a snowman to adorn the front of my Christmas card and the entries of our runners up and finalists on the reverse.

“My continued thanks goes to both Ruddocks of Lincoln for once again sponsoring the competition along with a new Sponsor, PK Automotive, and the Lincolnshire Echo for all their help and support in publicising the competition and in particular to Charles and Anna Draper,  and Paul Banton for agreeing to sit with me on the Judging Panel.”

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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney MP at karl.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk / 020 7219 7221.