Every year, MP Pendle holds a contest through local elementary schools for students to create his Christmas card.
This year’s winner, six-year-old Elliott Laurie of St Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School in Barnoldswick, was chosen from hundreds of entries from 13 local schools.
Elliott received a prize of his choice up to the value of Â£ 150. The two finalists, who each received prizes of their choice worth Â£ 50, were Eve Robertshaw, (11) from Sacred Heart RC Primary School in Colne and Kaja Laskowska, (10) from Primary School Holy Trinity, Brierfield.
There were also 24 highly recommended winners who all received a book token of Â£ 10 each.
These were Rabiya Kamran (11) from Castercliff Primary School, Ramona Brennan (8) and Amelia-Rose Healey (9) from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Elijah Pawson (7) and Gabriella Cole (9) from Kelbrook Primary School, Maya Parker (8) from St Thomas’ CE Primary School, Poppy Fallows (3) and Khadija Ali (4) from Walton Lane Kindergarten, Nolah Blockeel-King (8) and Scarlett Emmott (7) from Laneshaw Bridge Elementary School, Anaiya Anwar (9) and Rukeya Ali (5) from Roughlee Elementary School, Eleanor Owen (6) and Riyah Akhtar (6) from Barnoldswick CE Elementary School, Emily Field (10) and Maria Wellman (10) of Holy Trinity RC Elementary School, Oscar Pietrzak (10) and Nikola Bilska (5) of Sacred Heart RC Elementary School, Charlotte Thompson (9) and Holly Birkby (9) from West Street Community Elementary School, Scarlett Bannister (8) and Emma Mitchell (5) from Park Elementary School and Maaz Ihsan (6) and Muhammad Fiazaan Malik (6) from Whitefield Infant School.
Mr. Stephenson said: âThe entry level this year was higher than ever and picking just one winner was really tough.
Hope people like Elliott’s colorful design, which caught my eye when judging them. The Prime Minister was very impressed! I would like to thank all the schools and students for participating in the competition. I would also like to thank this year’s sponsors, Silentnight, without whom the competition would not have been possible.