Two north-east politicians visited a school in Elgin yesterday to reward a youngster for her design skills.
Alanna Pick of Greenwards Primary School beat off competition from more than 200 people to be named as this year’s winner of the Parliamentary Office Christmas Card Design Competition.
And Moray MP Angus Robertson and MSP Richard Lochhead popped in to congratulate her on her work.
Mr Lochhead proclaimed himself a big fan of the 11-year-old’s card.
He said: “Alanna’s winning design was a real standout entry and really captured the happiness theme of this year’s competition with bright colours and a smiling reindeer resplendent in a Santa hat!”
The competition focuses on a charity in the area and this year’s choice was Moray Woman’s Aid.
Mr Lochhead added: “The winning card will be seen by many people and organisations across Moray and this year highlights the vital work done by Moray Women’s Aid in support of vulnerable women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.”
The competition was given a boost from a number of companies in the Moray area, including Springfield, Baxters, Maclean’s Highland Bakery, Greers, Strathdee Properties, Robertson, Asda, Sherriffmill Motor Company and the Forsyth Foundation.
Mr Robertson said this would provide a huge boost for the charity.
He said: “The sponsorship from companies in Moray is also fantastic, which does a great deal to support and highlight the work of local charities like Moray Women’s Aid, whose work is highlighted inside our Parliamentary Office card.”