This weekend Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, celebrated the success of his annual Primary School Christmas card design competition at an awards ceremony in Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll.
More than 2,000 children entered from fourteen primary schools across South Edinburgh and it remains the most popular Christmas card competition in the country.
Ian enlisted the help of Forth Radio and Aladdin pantomime star Grant Stott to choose the winning entry which was designed by James Gillespie’s Primary School’s Primary 4 pupil Camille Dykstra. Her card depicts a wintry Bruntsfield Links in the snow.
At the awards ceremony, Ian presented prizes generously provided for the fourth year in a row by Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll to Camille and the winners from each of the primary schools who entered.
Ian Murray MP said:
“This year’s designs were better than ever, and choosing between more than 2,000 entries was a very difficult task.
“Camille’s enchanting painting is a well-deserving winner.
“My huge thanks and appreciation go out to all of the teachers, parents and children, without whom this competition could not happen.
“A special mention should also be made for Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll, whose generous sponsorship has ensured that every child who entered will receive a prize and to Grant Stott for having the unenviable task of choosing the winner.
“A very Merry Christmas to all of my constituents, thank you for your help and support this year and all the best for 2015”