Aylsham

Norman Lamb presents prize to winner of his Christmas card competition

Just Regional
Dec 18, 2014 2 mins read

At the start of the Autumn term, local MP Norman Lamb wrote to over 60 schools across North Norfolk inviting students to enter his 2014 Christmas Card design competition. He asked for the design to be based on ‘Christmas in North Norfolk’. Norman received hundreds of entries, with a wide variety of designs.

Today, Norman Lamb visited Sidestrand Hall School to present a prize to the winning design. The talented winner, Jake Ellis, will have his Rudolph artwork featured on Norman Lamb’s Christmas cards for this year.

During his visit to Sidestrand Hall School, Norman Lamb revealed that he has produced 2000 cards this year and will be spending most of this weekend signing them! Jake’s design will be going to Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and many others in Parliament.

Norman Lamb sends out a Christmas card every year to people who have helped him to do his work as local MP, including many of the organisations that work with his North Walsham team to resolve the problems that constituents raise with him every day. He also sends a card to local schools and care homes.

Commenting afterwards, Norman Lamb said:

“We received some fantastic entries, and I’m really grateful to every child who entered. Picking the winning design was a real challenge, and I enjoyed looking through everyone’s drawings with my wife, Mary and the team in North Walsham. We all agreed that Jake’s design was both festive and funny!

“I send Christmas cards each year, as a way to say thank you to all those people who have helped me stand up for North Norfolk during the year. But I am incredibly grateful to all those who show their support for me throughout the year, and there are many more people to whom I would like to say thank you!”

Jake receiving the prize – a framed version of his design – with his parents and Norman Lamb.

Jake receiving the prize – a framed version of his design – with his parents and Norman Lamb.


Front and inside illustrations from Jake’s winning design.

Front and inside illustrations from Jake’s winning design.

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