Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire has visited local schools to congratulate the winners and runners-up of her annual Christmas card competition.
Today Jo presented Emma McFarlane from P7, Clober Primary with a £20 book voucher, for having the top entry in the poetry competition, to be used on the inside of Jo's cards.
The winning design – featured on the front of over two thousand cards being sent out by Jo – was designed by Jonathan Douglas from 1F, Douglas Academy. During a visit to the school last Friday, Jo awarded Jonathan with a £20 gift voucher prize for Milngavie Bookshop.
Two runners-up in each category also received £10 Milngavie Bookshop vouchers for their entries:
Design: Finlay Jamieson and Amy Auld (P5B from Milngavie Primary)
Poem: Andrew McConnell and Eilidh McDaid (1A from Douglas Academy)
All children who sent in entries received certificates from Jo as thanks for their efforts.
Commenting after the presentation, Jo said:
"Congratulations to Jonathan and Emma for their winning design and poem. The printed card, including the cover design and poem, looks fantastic.
"I would also like to thank all the schools who took part in the competition and the pupils who put lots of care and hard work into their cards and poems – choosing a winner was not easy!"
Eilidh McDaid, Andrew McDonnell, Jo and Jonathan Douglas at Douglas Academy