More than 500 children from 12 schools took part in this year’s Diocese of Truro Christmas Card competition - leaving the judges with some difficult decisions.

The Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen and his wife Ruth; the Bishop of St German, the Rt Revd Hugh Nelson; Director for Schools Katie Fitzsimmons; and local artist Lydia Remick said they spent a long time considering all the entries before choosing the winners.

Evie, aged seven, from Archbishop Benson School in Truro was selected as the overall winning artist and her design will now be turned into an official Christmas Card for 2022.

Bishop Philip and Bishop Hugh said such was the quality of entries, they also selected designs for their personal cards.

Bishop Philip’s choice was created by Jack, aged five from St Issey School and Bishop Hugh’s was crafted by year 4 pupil Oscar from Duloe School.

Evie, Jack and Oscar received certificates and a £25 book token each with their schools receiving £60 each in Amazon vouchers.

A card by Cody, aged nine from St Mary’s School in Penzance, was selected by Katie Fitzsimmons, Diocesan Director for Schools.

And Diocesan Secretary Simon Cade’s card was designed by Rosie, a year one pupil at Duloe School.

The Archdeacons’ card was by Jake, aged nine, from Duloe School.

Cody, Rosie and Jake also received certificates and a £10 book token each. There were ten highly commended drawings selected and these pupils received certificates.