My Christmas card competition has now closed. 

Thank you to every child, parent and school who have sent me pictures.

My Christmas card this year will be sent to more than 2,000 people, including the Prime Minister, so will be a very special opportunity for a young artist to see their work reproduced and given wider circulation.  

I will write a personal letter of thanks to every single child who has sent me a picture and all of their pictures are available to see in the online gallery below.

It will be incredibly hard to choose my favourite and so I have invited local artist and illustrator Ruth Waters – -  to help me choose the best ones.  There will be a prize for the winning artwork and for 7 runners-up.     

(If you have sent a picture and it is not displayed here and you have not had your email acknowledged, we may not have received it.  Please try to resend)