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Abigail Williams wins MP's card design contest

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: December 24, 2013

  • Stephen Gilbert MP and Abigail Williams with the winning design

  • Abigail Williams's winning design

  • Stephen Gilbert MP and Indian Queens school headteacher Jane Scown with winner Abigail Williams and two runners up (names to come)

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A DRAWING by an Indian Queens schoolgirl has been chosen as the design for Newquay and St Austell MP Stephen Gilbert's annual Christmas card.

Abigail Williams's design of Rudolf the reindeer was picked from hundreds of others as part of a competition by the MP in November for four to 11-year-olds.

It has now been sent out to more than 5,000 community leaders, supporters and other politicians.

Mr Gilbert announced the winner during a special school assembly at Indian Queens School last week.

He said: "The quality of the entries was absolutely outstanding and I would like to thank all the children who entered – it was certainly a tough job to pick a winner. I would like to congratulate Abigail for her excellent drawing of a reindeer in the snow.

"It was a real pleasure to visit Indian Queens School and present Abigail and two runners-up with their prizes. My thanks go out to all the children who entered and to all the staff who supported them in local schools.

"I'd also like to wish all my constituents a very merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year."

Abigail was presented with a framed copy of her design and will receive a book and family ticket kindly donated by the Eden Project.

Seven runners-up – including two from Indian Queens School – also received a box of chocolates. Every child who entered will receive a certificate to thank them for their hard work.

Jane Scown, head teacher at the school, said: "I would like to thank Stephen Gilbert for coming to the school."

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