A pair of Audlem schoolchildren are two of the lucky winners in a festive competition to design a Christmas card for a homebuilder based in the region.

Edie Simon and Harrison Saunders, both aged nine and from St James Primary School, impressed the Anwyl Homes’ judges with their entries and were selected as one of a small group of 17 lucky winners who will see their designs montaged and emailed out to contacts and customers.

In return for their efforts, the children received some fantastic Christmas goodies and Anwyl Homes framed their entries so that they can proudly be displayed at home.

Claire Anwyl, marketing manager, helped judge the entries. She said: “Christmas is a magical time, especially for children, and we wanted to invite youngsters from across the many regions in which we are building new homes to showcase their skills on our Christmas card.

“We were really impressed with the quality and standard of entries which made judging very difficult, but the drawings by Edie and Harrison stood out for their individual artistic interpretation of the annual festive celebrations.”

The children were presented with their prizes at school by Hannah George from Anwyl Homes, who are currently developing at Heathfields in Audlem Road.