THERE was a large entry for the traditional primary schools competition to design a Christmas card for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell.
The veteran politician and former Cabinet Minister faced a daunting task to choose a winner as he sifted through hundreds of entries produced by pupils across his constituency.
The overall winner with a bold rural snowman scene was 11-year-old Oliver McKnight of Closeburn Primary School, who was rewarded with a bike.
And in runners-up position, earning a gift voucher prize, was Libby Cuthbertson, also 11, from Coulter Primary School, near Biggar, who added a touch of festive humour to her design.
David, who represents Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale at Westminster, said: "My card goes out to individuals and organisations across the constituency and one is even delivered to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street.
"Both Oliver and Libby's excellent designs appear on the cards, hopefully bringing a little festive cheer to the recipients during this difficult period."