Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton Constituency, has named Lydia Murray from Parklands School as winner of her 2020 Christmas Card Competition. Pupils from 22 schools across the constituency took part in this year’s competition.
The winning design was chosen by a panel of judges from hundreds of entries. Abi Filshie from Knoxland Primary was awarded second place, Emma Fearnley from St Joseph’s Primary School came third and Chloe Coyle from Bonhill Primary School came fourth.
In previous years, Jackie Baillie has held prize giving ceremonies for the winners from each school taking part in the competition. However, this has not been possible this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. She will have a socially distanced event with just the winner and three runners-up to award them their prizes.
The cards have been sponsored by the Dumbarton Reporter and the Helensburgh Advertiser and Morrison’s has supplied the prizes.
“My annual Christmas Card Competition is always something that I greatly look forward to. As ever, I received hundreds of wonderful designs from across the community. It is a shame that I cannot have a prize giving with our winners this year but they should all be very proud of the effort that they put in to their entries.
This year, more than ever, I think it is important that we reach out to others in our local community, who may be feeling lonely and isolated after such a tough year. Sending a Christmas Card is a lovely way to make contact.
“A huge well done to the winner, Lydia Murray, the runners-up and all those who took part. Merry Christmas!”