Two youngsters from a Hemel Hempstead primary school beat hundreds of other arty types in a drawing competition to brighten Christmas for troops in Afghanistan.
Schoolchildren in Year 5 and 6 across Herts were tasked with drawing pictures under the theme, what I like most about Christmas.
All of the pictures were displayed by the 254 Medical Regiment in their hospital wards over the festive period.
Sita Vass from Chambersbury Primary School came first with her snowman picture winning a £25 book token and a Dell laptop, donated by Serco, for the school, while fellow Year 6 pupil Mia Garrett came third bagging a £20 book token.
County Councillor Teresa Heritage, who oversees public health and localism, said: “They were all fantastic entries. It is touching the amount of work put in by these children to show their support for the troops currently serving on the front line.”