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Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Rhianna win Allerdale mayor's Christmas card competition

A nine-year-old girl will see her picture on the Allerdale mayor’s personal Christmas cards after she beat around 600 others to win a festive competition.

Xmas card winner photo
Rhianna Holliday and mayor Carole Armstrong

Youngsters across the area took part in the mayor’s Christmas card competition and the winning design was yesterday revealed as by Rhianna Holliday, from Eaglesfield Paddle School, near Cockermouth.

Rhianna was presented with a prize by the mayor, councillor Carole Armstrong, at her school yesterday afternoon.

Every junior school in Allerdale was invited to take part in the competition to design the card which will be sent to civic dignitaries.

The mayor, along with the mayoress, Glynnis Ackerlay, chose the winning design.

“I am delighted so many schools and pupils took part in the competition and it was a very high standard of entries,” said Ms Armstrong. “I’m sure the recipients of the civic Christmas card will enjoy the colourful Christmas design.”

Rhianna will be presented with a £20 Argos gift voucher, a selection box and a certificate detailing her success. She will also get 12 blank Christmas cards with her design on.

There were also 18 runners up – aged between six and 11-years-old –who will each receive a certificate and a selection box.

The runners-up are: Emily Slattery, 11, St Gregory’s School, Workington; Mason Petre, 11, Victoria Junior School, Workington; Joshua Slack, nine, St Mary’s School, Harrington; Chloe Field, 10, and Ruth Barnes, nine, Braithwaite Junior School; McKenzie Kennet, 10, Beckstone Primary School, Harrington; Sophie MacKenzie, 10, and Ellie Wilson, 10, Ashfield Junior School, Workington; Grace-Leigh Earl, six, Northside Primary School, Workington; Beau Grimley and Luca Grimley, nine, Maryport Junior School; Amy McCartney, 10, St Bridgets School, Broughton; Chloe Mumberson, 10, Ewanrigg Junior School, Maryport; Caitlin Johnson, 10, Dearham Primary School and Jennifer Gillon, eight, Eaglesfield Paddle School; Matthew Scott, 10, Kirkbride Primary School; Joseph Percival, nine, Plumbland School; Trafford Todd, eight, Allonby Primary School.

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