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Find out the winner of the First Minister’s Christmas card competition…

The day I get to judge my annual Christmas card competition is always an exciting but challenging day for me as First Minister. Every year I send out thousands of Christmas cards to people all around the world, including the Queen, and to the President and Vice President of the United States. I like to make the Christmas card extra special, so I ask for help from schoolchildren around Wales.

The winner of the First Minister’s “A Green Christmas” Christmas card competition 2021.

Following COP26 in Glasgow – where I heard directly from people on the frontline of climate change about the impact it is already having – I decided this year’s theme would be “A Green Christmas”. I wanted children to show how we can all play a part to cut pollution, protect nature and our climate.

The First Minister’s call for submissions.

It’s been wonderful to see the commitment of children across Wales. Each year their imagination amazes me. I always look forward to seeing the brightly coloured festive designs they have created. Because the theme was A Green Christmas, you can image the huge array of designs – from cards featuring recycling and electric vehicles; you’d be amazed what Santa can arrive on in a green world!

As ever, the competition draws a fantastic response and it was a very difficult decision to make a final selection, but after a lot of debating, I eventually narrowed down the contenders and chose a winner – Taliesin Bryant, from Ysgol Llannon.

Llongyfarchiadau Taliesin!

This is a beautiful depiction of a Christmas scene, but with hands around the globe showing how it’s only by working together we’ll be able to tackle the problems of climate change.

A huge congratulations to Taliesin and thank you to everyone who took part in the competition.

Nadolig Llawen. I hope you all have a peaceful and restful Christmas.

Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales

Darllenwch y dudalon hon yn y Gymraeg.

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