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Calling all young artists: Christmas card competition

It might be early to be thinking about Christmas, but it’s not too early to get your artistic skills into gear and enter our 2023 Christmas card competition.

All school age children are invited to take part in a competition to design a Christmas card that would be used by the leader of Ealing Council and its cabinet members, and senior council officers too – including the chief executive.

Winners’ artwork will be reproduced for official cards and may also be used during the festive period on the council’s social media channels. It may also be featured in the winter edition of Around Ealing magazine.

Take part

The competition is open to anyone 18 or younger who attends a school in the borough.  The theme this year is ‘Christmas in the park’ and entrants can draw, colour or paint a design with the borough’s parks included. Designs could also include local landmarks or even family, friends and pets.

Let your talent shine

Council leader Peter Mason said: “Judging the Christmas card competition is a bright point of my year, but can also be tricky as we have so many talented young artists.

“It’s a joy to send out Christmas cards with a real local connection, and I know that they bring a smile to everyone who receives them.”

The competition will be judged by Councillor Mason; Councillor Kamaljit Nagpal, cabinet member for a fairer start; Councillor Deirdre Costigan, deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, and Councillor Polly Knewstub, cabinet member for thriving communities.

How to enter

To enter you need to:

  • say the age category you are entering: 6 years old and under,  7-11 years old and 12-18 years old
  • include your full name, age and school
  • produce your artwork – on plain white A4 paper and in landscape format
  • send a photo or scanned image of your design to vaghelah@ealing.gov.uk, and include contact details of a responsible adult (parent, carer or teacher)

The closing date for entries will be 5pm on Saturday, 11 November (2023) and the winners will be announced the week commencing 27 November.

Good luck.

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