Glittering prize for card competition

1st Place Poppy Withers 8 from Martongate School NBFP PA1548-12a
1st Place Poppy Withers 8 from Martongate School NBFP PA1548-12a

Bridlington Mayor John Copsey will have a little extra sparkle to his civic appointments this Christmas.

It’s all down to the Town Council’s annual Civic Christmas Card competition which involved him judging more than 350 entries to pick the top three.

Second place Katie Mellonby 8 from Martongate School NBFP PA1548-11c

Second place Katie Mellonby 8 from Martongate School NBFP PA1548-11c

“The standard was exceptionally high. It was a very hard job sifting through them all. I am still finding festive glitter all over my civic robes,” said Cllr Copsey who described the experience of presenting awards as “a really great day”.

The winners came from two Bridlington Schools, Burlington Infants and Martongate School.

“We had the winning designs blown up and at each school I held up the winning ones and asked who had done it. It was a huge surprise and to see those children’s faces light up was just amazing,” said Cllr Copsey.

The annual competition for five to 16 year olds, saw third place and a £20 Argos voucher go to six-year-old Darcey I’Anson of Burlington Infants.

Grand parentsGill Mellonby, Lisa Mellonby, Margaret Fernley, mayor John Copsey, and  Katie

Grand parentsGill Mellonby, Lisa Mellonby, Margaret Fernley, mayor John Copsey, and Katie

In second place was Katie Mellonby, eight, of Martongate School who received a £30 Argos voucher and in first place was the festive lighthouse design by eight-year-old Poppy Withers, also of Martongate School, who received a £50 Argos voucher and a family ticket to see Peter Pan at The Spa.

Her entry will be printed to send to 150 people on the Mayor’s official Christmas card list.

Second place Katie Mellonby 8 from Martongate School 'NBFP PA1548-11a

Second place Katie Mellonby 8 from Martongate School 'NBFP PA1548-11a

Third place Darcey I'Anson 6 from Burlington Infants NBFP PA1548-10a

Third place Darcey I'Anson 6 from Burlington Infants NBFP PA1548-10a

Third place Darcey I'Anson 6 from Burlington Infants NBFP PA1548-10c

Third place Darcey I'Anson 6 from Burlington Infants NBFP PA1548-10c