Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

Celebrating 12 years of Christmas card competition winners

Sharon Hodgson MP reveals 2020 Christmas Card


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Every year school children in my constituency take part in my Christmas card competition.  It is one of my favourite events of the year but unfortunately, it wasn’t able to take place this year.  Instead, I’m pleased to be celebrating previous winners from the last twelve years in one e-card.

I hope that the variety and talent from previous years brings you some joy, after what has been a difficult year for us all.

I would usually invite school children in my constituency to take part in my Christmas card competition.  But unfortunately due to Coronavirus, the event was cancelled this year.

Instead, my 2020 Christmas card combines the previous winners from the last twelve years.  The Christmas card collage shows several festive images including snowmen, reindeer, mistletoe, robins and of course, Santa.

On revealing the card, Sharon said:

“I was so disappointed to cancel this year’s Christmas card competition, as it is one of my favourite events of the year, but I’m so pleased that I’m able to once again showcase the talent of previous winners to politicians and friends up and down the country.

“It is always really difficult to pick a winner, and seeing the winning entries from the last twelve years shows just why that is. The imagination and creativity of children in Washington and Sunderland West is in abundance.

“I hope that this card will bring joy to a lot of people after a difficult year.  I wish everyone in Sunderland a very happy Christmas.”

Card image by year 

Scroll down and click on the links to view overall winning entries, by year.

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2008 - Snowman - Jamie Todd, Heworth Grange Comprehensive School, Gateshead >


2009 - Santa - Ewan Douglas, Oxclose Primary School, Washington >


2010 - Frosty tree and robins - Lucie Green, Lambton Primary, Washington >


2011 - Dancing snowman - Phyliss Atheesa, Usworth Grange Primary, Washington >


2012 - Santa - Samuel Rush, Pennywell Early Years, Sunderland >


2013 - Reindeer - Caleb Reed, Fatfield Primary, Washington >


2014 - Washington New Town 50th Anniversary - Ellie Souter, John F Kennedy primary, Washington >


2015 - Robin - Dean Brickle, Columbia Grange School, Washington >


2016 - Mistletoes - Ben Charlton, Columbia Grange School, Washington >


2017 - Reindeer - Leighton Bell, John F Kennedy Primary, Washington >


2018 - Westminster scene - Grace Bowman, Hylton Castle primary, Sunderland >


2019 - Noel Merry Christmas fireside - Ava Roberts, St Jospeh's RC Primary, Washington>

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