Franklin Skeoch from Kings Worthy Primary School, has won Steve Brine's annual Christmas Card competition.

The Year R pupil follows in the footsteps of previous winners from across the constituency and won first prize with a picture depicting Rudolph and a snowman looking out from behind a Christmas tree. Franklin won tickets to the panto at Theatre Royal Winchester for himself and his family.

As well as the main prize, there were also a range of year group winners and commendations, and for only the second time, an overall runner-up, Harry Pope of St Faiths C of E Primary School, who also won the Year 5 category.

Emily Stirrup from Twyford School won the Year 6 category, while John Keble student Daisy Ketchell won the Year 4 Category. Harry Li of Pilgrims’ School won the Year 3 award.

Zoey Walker, of Kings Worthy Primary School won the Year 2 category, and Cosima Howlett, from Oliver’s Battery Primary School, won the Year 1 prize.

All year winners received family tickets to Marwell Zoo.

Special commendations were also given to Esher Dhaliwal (Year 2) from Oliver’s Battery Primary School. Hugo Rowan (Year 4) of Sherbourne House, Kevin Guo (Year 6) of Pilgrims, Amelia Montagu of Prince’s Mead and Flossy Barrett (Year 6) of Itchen Abbas Primary School.

All winners, commendations and finalists have be in the Children's Library at the Winchester Discovery Centre.

Mr Brine said: “We had a huge amount of entries with over 500 children from across Winchester and Chandler’s Ford taking part. I’m hugely thankful to all their busy teachers for giving the time to allow the children to take part in this year’s competition.

“I would also like to thank Marwell Zoo and Theatre Royal Winchester for donating the prizes this year. After a tough 18 months its fantastic the children can enjoy these brilliant organisations again.

“My congratulations go to Franklin, who at only four years old is one of our youngest ever winners. His brilliant design will be sent to the Queen and the Prime Minister among others. Well done to all the year group and commendation winners as well.”