* The winning design.
Clwyd South AM Ken Skates and MP Susan Elan Jones visited a community school to congratulate an eight-year-old girl who won their annual Christmas card competition.
The Labour politicians met Evie Hesketh at Ysgol Carrog on Friday (December 12), whose festive design – featuring a penguin in a Santa hat – was chosen by the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones as his favourite from dozens of entries.Llangollen-based AM Mr Skates said: “I loved Evie’s design as soon as I saw it and I’m delighted it is featuring on our official Clwyd South Christmas cards, which will be sent to hundreds of people, schools, community groups and businesses across the constituency.
“Last year’s winner was Sam Jones from Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy in Cynwyd, and there could easily have been three or four winners from Carrog. We obviously have some very talented children in our area!”The competition was open to pupils of all infant and junior schools in Clwyd South, with Mr Skates narrowing the entries down and the First Minister selecting his favourite from a shortlist.
The runners-up were 11-year-old Kim Thurlow from Ysgol Cynddelw in Glyn Ceiriog and Tegan Jackson, 10, from Ysgol Penycae.Ms Jones said: “We have some brilliant entries once again, so I would like to thank all the pupils who took part as well as the teachers. The competition is always a fun way for us to engage with local schoolchildren and get them into the Christmas spirit.
“I was delighted to meet Evie and congratulate her personally.”