First prize winner: Holly from Glenella State School

Primary school students from Mirriwinni, Ingham, Airlie Beach, Glenella and Smoky Creek have topped hundreds of entries in the Cowboys Christmas card competition, proudly supported by Stockland Townsville.

Entries, which depicted the theme "My Favourite Christmas" and an element of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, were carefully reviewed by judges Matthew Bowen and Ray Thompson.

First-prize winner Holly is a student at Glenella State School and was "happy and excited" when she learned that she had won with her creative design.

"I was doing an outback Christmas-style design, with a koala and a blue heeler and I thought the outback theme would look nice," she said.

Holly's winning design will feature on the front of the Cowboys official Christmas card.
Holly's winning design will feature on the front of the Cowboys official Christmas card.

Holly will receive a Cowboys team jersey and Stockland gift card valued at $100, and the school will receive a 2018 signed framed jersey and Stockland gift card to the value of $400.

Glenella State School principal Sam Strang said, "we are very proud of Holly and her winning the contest."

One entrant from each age group was also awarded a special prize for their winning design:

5-6 years: Indie from Cannonvale State School
5-6 years: Indie from Cannonvale State School
7-8 years: Oliver from Jambin State School
7-8 years: Oliver from Jambin State School
 9-10 years: Eva from Mirriwinni State School
9-10 years: Eva from Mirriwinni State School
 11-13 years: Hayden from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School
11-13 years: Hayden from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School

Congratulations to the competition winners for 2018 and thank-you to all entrants! All entries will be displayed at Stockland Townsville.