OVER the last few weeks your Argus has been asking children across Gwent to send us their portraits of the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

We have had a fantastic response to our competition with hundreds of entries received from youngsters aged 14 and under across Gwent.

The winning young artist will receive an iPad and see their portrait used on the cover of a special Argus Diamond Jubilee supplement, which will be sent to Buckingham Palace as a gift for the Queen.

Now it us up to Argus readers to decide the winner of our Jubilee Portraits competition.

Below you will see the 10 portraits selecting as our final shortlist.

You can vote for your favourite by telephone or text. Lines will stay open until midnight on Sunday and the winner will be announced next week.

You can vote in these simple ways:

By Phone:

Call 0901360 adding the four digits under the portrait of your choice. For example if it was portrait 0869 you would like to vote for simply dial 09013600869.

By Text:

Send your text to 80360 starting your message with PICTURE leave a space, followed by the four digits under the portrait of your choice.

Calls cost no more than £1.02 per call from a BT Landline. Calls from mobiles and some other networks may cost more. Texts cost £1 plus your normal operator text charge. Telephone and text voting lines open 21/05/2012 and close 27/05/2012 at 23:59:59PM.

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Voting numbers below:

South Wales Argus: Christopher Baker

09013600867 – Christopher Baker, 5

South Wales Argus: Lucy Lewis

09013600868 – Lucy Lewis, 5

South Wales Argus: Ella of Glan Usk Primary

09013600869 – Ella Gould, 6

South Wales Argus: Daisy Jones

09013600870 – Daisy Jones, 11

South Wales Argus: Holly Bosanko Sheady

09013600871 – Holly Bosanko-Sheady, 11

South Wales Argus: Jessica Baxter

09013600872 – Jessica Baxter, 12

South Wales Argus: Liam Saunders

09013600873 – Liam Saunders, 12

South Wales Argus: Jake Lloyd

09013600874 – Jake Lloyd, 13

South Wales Argus: Joseph Scarpato

09013600875 – Joseph Scarpato, 13

South Wales Argus: Daniel Cork

09013600876 – Daniel Cork aged 14 from Newport