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Local girl wins Austin's Christmas card competition

Local girl’s card will be sent to Queen & Prime Minister. 

A Christmas card designed by Mia Green of Russells Hall Primary School in Dudley will be finding its way through the letterboxes of hundreds of people across the country, including the Queen, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House of Commons, after the youngster won Ian Austin’s Parliamentary Christmas card competition.

Austin will be going back to his old school on Thursday to present a prize to her.

Austin invited local school kids to design his parliamentary Christmas cards and received nearly five hundred entries.

The winning design shows Santa Claus in front of a snow-covered Dudley Castle surrounded by animals from the zoo.

Arwen Wilson from St. Chad’s Catholic School, Amy Davies from Cotwall End Primary School, and Libby Devenport from Priory Primary School were picked as runners up.

Austin will be presenting Mia Green with her with her prize at his old school, Russells Hall Primary, on Thursday 19 December at 11am.

The cards have been professionally printed in full colour and include the a name and school of the winner and three runners up. Prizes include family tickets to Dudley Zoo and Castle including a reindeer adoption, family tickets to the Black Country Museum and tickets to see England v Denmark at Wembley in March with free travel from National Express.

The card will be sent to hundreds of Dudley residents, charities, businesses and community groups as well as national figures like the Queen, Prime Minister and Speaker of the House of Commons.

Ian Austin MP said:

“Yet again, the standard of this year’s entrants has been really high. I loved Mia’s picture of a snow-covered Dudley castle and zoo, which was brilliantly drawn and really showed off our heritage.

“It’s a huge privilege to go back to my old school, Russells Hall Primary, and present her with an award for her design skills.

“I’d like to thank all of the children and the schools who entered, and the local businesses who donated prizes.”

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