A STRIKING silhouette sealed the deal for MP Victoria Prentis when choosing her winning Christmas card design.

Eight-year-old Ethan Osbourne, from Bicester, bagged the accolade of best Christmas card design.

It is the third time Mrs Prentis has held the annual competition to design her Christmas card, which will now be sent out to her list of Parliamentary colleagues, friends and family.

Bure Park Primary School pupil Ethan's design will land on the doormats of more than 250 people after catching Mrs Prentis's eye with a catchy design.

He was awarded his very own copies of the card and some gifts from the House of Commons by Mrs Prentis from the House of Commons at school on Monday, November 27.

Ethan and his family have also been invited to tour the Houses of Parliament early next year as part of his prize.

He said: "I really enjoyed meeting Victoria at school and am looking forward to visiting the Houses of Parliament.

"I liked designing my card and was very excited that I won."

The Banbury MP hosted the competition throughout August and selected this year's themes as shepherds before picking her winning design.

Ethan's card the silhouette of a shepherd and his sheep against the bejewelled night sky.

Mrs Prentis said: "I love running my Christmas card competition every year, and we always have some brilliant entries.

"Ethan’s really stood out for his clever use of the silhouette design.

"It is a lovely piece of artwork and the cards look fantastic this year – I am sure everyone on my list will be very impressed."