MP launches Christmas Card Competiton

November 4, 2013 3:33 PM
With less than 50 days to go before Christmas, most of us are already making plans for the big day, including our local MP.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has started festive preparations by launching his annual Christmas Card Competition. Budding young artists can help Tom celebrate the festive season by entering their design to his Christmas Card competition this year.
Tom has written to schools across Carshalton and Wallington inviting pupils to enter the competition. The winning designer in the primary school category will see their card posted to hundreds of local residents and organisations. Winners of the year 7, 8 and 9 competition for e-cards will see their design emailed out to MPs, MEPs and other local residents.
Tom Brake said, "This competition is a great way to showcase the talent and creativity of local kids. It is a creative way of moving towards the Christmas season."
"I am really looking forward to seeing this year's entries, although making the final decision is always a very difficult job as every year I receive scores of fantastic designs."
"I hope that lots of local schools take up the challenge and get involved."
The overall winners from the primary and secondary schools entries will be invited to the House of Commons with their family for a tour of Parliament and tea in the famous Pugin room. Winners and runners-up in all categories will also be invited to a presentation at a local library. There are many prizes to be won!
Primary school entries should be drawn onto an A4 sheet with no images downloaded from the internet being allowed. Secondary school entries will take the form of an e-card (which must be an original design) and should thus be submitted online.
Tom will be visiting local primary schools to collect the designs but entries can also be submitted by post or dropped off to Kennedy House, 5 Nightingale Road, Carshalton SM5 2DN. Primary school Christmas cards should be submitted by the 15th November. E-cards, designed by those in years 7, 8 and 9, can be emailed to and need to be emailed by 22ndNovember.
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