Caroline Dinenage - Christmas Card Competition 2017 Winner Katelyn Armitage

Local MP Caroline Dinenage announced the winner of her fifth annual Christmas Card Design competition at Gosport Discovery Centre on Friday.

Earlier this year, Caroline invited primary schools in Gosport, Lee on the Solent, Stubbington & Hill Head to submit designs for her 2017 Christmas card competition and received over 200 entries!

Katelyn Armitage, aged 9 from Woodcot Primary School was crowned overall winner with her stunning Westminster at Christmas design.

This year's runners up, whose designs features on the back of the card were, Ellana Jones and Jessica West from Rowner Infant School and Ruby Grace Smyth from Gomer Junior School

After the announcement Caroline commented:

"It was fantastic to meet my so many of the artists that took part in this year's Christmas card competition at my presentation night – they are all extremely talented with artistic skills, imagination and creativity.

The decision every year is so difficult due to the amount of brilliant designs I received. With the talent that the entrants are already showing at such young ages I am sure that there are great things in store for these budding artists and I look forward to receiving their entries next year!"

All of the entries will be on display in the Children's Section of the Discovery Centre until 18 December 2017. You can also see the 8 shortlisted designs here.

This year's judging panel included Caroline, the Mayor of Gosport Linda Batty, David George from The News and local artist Andy Wing.