Maidenhead Advertiser Runs PM’s Christmas Card Competition

Theresa May picked the winners of the Maidenhead Advertiser’s annual competition for children to design the Prime Minister’s official Christmas card at a judging session at the newspaper’s headquarters.

Hundreds of children in Mrs May’s Maidenhead and Twyford constituency entered the annual competition for children aged 11 and under and the three winners visited Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister and switch on the Christmas lights.

An hour and a half judging session took place in October when Mrs May and her husband Philip visited the Advertiser’s offices to assess this year’s entries.

The winners were Maidenhead children Lily Bo Morgan, Sophie Vysata and Emily Wood.

The annual competition has run for around 20 years and was launched by the Maidenhead Advertiser shortly after Mrs May was elected as the first MP for Maidenhead in 1997. 

Martin Trepte, now editorial director of the Advertiser’s publisher Baylis Media, covered Mrs May’s election to the new parliamentary seat and the paper has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Mrs May ever since.