On Friday 14th December Dame Anne presided over a prize giving ceremony for the winner and runners-up of her 2012 Christmas Card Competition at the ASDA, Bridge of Dee.
Primary 1 pupil, Lucas Norwood from Hamilton School was selected as the winner by judge Shelagh Swanson, Owner and Resident Artist at Oil & Glass in Torry.
Six runners up were also chosen and they were: Catherine Bell, P1, Albyn School; Bethany South, P2, Kirkhill Primary School; Ceili Reilly, Class 5, The International School of Aberdeen; Kelci-Jade Beedie, P5, Kirkhill Primary School; Fraser Joss, P6/7, Culter Primary School; and En-Li Soh, L6B, Albyn School.
And Dame Anne was joined by a special guest to help hand out the prizes.
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, the winner and runners up were awarded some fantastic prizes, with the winner receiving a Nintendo 3DS. Thanks also go to Asda for hosting the prize giving in their cafe.
Dame Anne said: “Over the years that I have run my Christmas Card competition, it has really grown and I am always amazed at the quality and creativity of the entries I receive every year.
“We received almost 1,000 submissions this year and it is clear that the pupils put a lot of time and effort into their designs. I would, therefore, like to thank all those who took the time to submit an entry this year and I enjoyed meeting the winner and runners-up in person to hand over their prizes.”