Schoolboy designs a Christmas card fit for the Queen

The artistic talents of a Lancaster schoolboy saw him beat off competition from hundreds of rivals and design a Christmas card fit for the Queen.

Leo Robson receives a framed copy of his winning design from the mayor

Leo Robson receives a framed copy of his winning design from the mayor

Ten-year-old Leo Robson has been chosen as the winner of the Mayor of Lancaster’s Christmas card competition and has won a VIP tour of Lancaster Town Hall with nine of his friends and family.

His winning entry featured a silhouette of Lancaster Castle and the Ashton Memorial framed against a starry sky.

Leo, from Skerton St Luke’s Primary School, also received a framed copy of his winning design as part of his prize.

The Mayor of Lancaster, Coun David Whitaker, said: "I was delighted to receive so many entries for the competition and I’m very grateful to all of the many children who went to so much effort.

“The standard of entries was high and judging was very difficult. Leo’s entry stood out as being something extra special and he is a worth winner.”

Leo’s winning design has been sent to a number of important people by the Mayor on behalf of Lancaster City Council, including Her Majesty the Queen.

The rear of the card features designs from of the runners-up in the competition, 11-year-old Bronwyn Knowles from Bolton-le-Sands Primary School and five-year-old Niall Halsall, also from Skerton St Luke’s.

Last updated: 18 December 2019