Local MP Mims Davies unveils 2018 Christmas Card Winner

Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies - recently appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society – has been delighted with the high number of entrants from children across the constituency for her 2018 Christmas card competition.

This annual competition, open to all schools, pre-schools and youth groups across Eastleigh and the surrounding villages, gives children the opportunity to be creative and draw or paint a picture, the winning design of which will be used for the front cover of Mims’ Christmas cards.  This year’s theme was ‘What does Christmas mean to me?’


Commenting, Eastleigh MP Mims Davies said:

I’ve been overwhelmed by the number and standard of entries to the competition this year. I received so many wonderful and varied designs from children of all ages, it was a really difficult decision for me to choose! This year’s winning design was created by Emily Marques Antunes, aged 8, from The Crescent Primary School in Eastleigh.  It really stood out for me as I loved the colourful rainbow.

“I was impressed by so many of the designs that this year I’ve included an additional eight runners up on the inside of the card, which is a fantastic achievement for all these budding artists. All the children whose designs have been used received a signed and framed certificate from me which includes a copy of their design and the Christmas card for them to keep to mark their achievement.

“My congratulations also goes to these runners up who received a Highly Commended framed certificate – Zoe Dobolyi and Ella Kowalski of Crestwood Community School, Kaden Misselbrook and Abigail Matteson of St James C of E Primary School, Carmen Barter and Nelly Oczek also of The Crescent Primary School, Carmen Patrick of The Hamble School and last, but certainly not least, Jade Kane of Cherbourg Primary School.

“Of course none of this would have been possible without the kind sponsorship of G W Martin of Bishopstoke Road.  My grateful thanks goes out to them for printing the 800 cards at their subsidiary, School Lane Colour Press in Chandler’s Ford.  Personally funding the postage means there has been no cost to the tax payer for these wonderful cards. ”