Christmas Card Competition Update

I have been delighted by the response to this year's Christmas Card competition and have received lot of fabulous festive entries. Talented young artists from primary schools across Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland have made my job of judging the designs very difficult!

After a lot of deliberation I have chosen the designs which will feature on my cards for this year. The fantastic designs, which do a brilliant job ofshowing what is special about the festive season in our communities, have been sent to the printers and I look forward to announcing the winners very soon.

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took time to create a design - the standard of the entries was exceptionally high and I was very sorry not to be able to choose more winners. I will be sending out certificates to all designers in the near future.