MP Tom Brake challenges children in a Christmas card competition

Local MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, is once again searching for talented young artists in his constituency to design his annual Christmas card.


Winner of Tom's 2013 Christmas card competition.


Tom has written to schools in Carshalton and Wallington, encouraging pupils to get involved.


The winning design will be made into Tom’s Christmas card, which will be sent out to many local residents. In addition, the winner will get the chance, with their family, to meet Tom at the Houses of Parliament for a personal tour, followed by tea in the parliamentary tea rooms.


There are two age groups for the competition. The first is Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 and the second is Year 3 to Year 6. On top of the main prize, three winning entries from each age group category will also be invited to a presentation at Wallington library.


Tom commented on the competition saying, “I very much look forward to seeing all of this year’s entries and hope that lots of schools choose to take part. Last year, I received so many fantastic designs, and it was almost impossible to choose a winner.


This competition is such a wonderful and festive way to showcase the creative talent and enthusiasm of local children.


Entries should be drawn on a sheet of A4 paper using original images only.


All entries need to be submitted by 14th November and can be sent to or dropped off at Tom’s Constituency Office at Kennedy House, 5 Nightingale Road, Carshalton SM5 2DN. This is opposite Carshalton College.



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