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Pupils to design Christmas cards for city council

Published: Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Schoolchildren are being invited to get creative and design the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent’s official Christmas card.

The annual competition is open to children aged up to 16 years old and is split into four age categories:

  • under fours
  • five to seven
  • eight to 11
  • 12 to 16

Winning designs will be used as the official digital e-card by Lord Mayor Councillor Ross Irving, leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council councillor David Conway and City Director David Sidaway. There will be first, second and third prizes for winners in all age categories and the lucky winners and their families will be invited to a special celebration tea hosted by the Lord Mayor in his parlour.

Last year around 700 children entered the annual competition, which is run by the council’s library service and city centre management.

Lord Mayor Cllr Ross Irving said: “We want to see budding young artists from across the city entering this fun competition. I look forward to seeing all of the contributions and I’m sure it will be very difficult to pick out the winners among them if last year’s standard is anything to go by.”

Entry forms are available from any library in the city.. The closing date is Monday, November 6. 

Download entry form

Entries should be returned to any library in Stoke-on-Trent or sent to Janet Jones, City Centre Management, 3rd Floor, Hanley Town Hall, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1XP.