Salford’s children are being urged to add a little colour to Christmas by designing the city mayor’s Christmas card.
Now in its fourth year, the competition is open to all youngsters who attend a primary school in the city.
The Christmas card will be sent to hundreds of individuals and organisations, including leading politicians and celebrities and a digital version will be put on the council website representing Salford to the world.
And the winning design will also be displayed at the Lowry in December.
Last year, nine–year-old Amber Solan’s drawing of Santa stood next to a chimney was chosen as the winning design.
Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart said: “The annual Christmas card competition is one of the highlights in my calendar and it is now time for the youngsters to come up with their best festive design again.
“It is always difficult choosing a winner – but I look forward to going through all the entries and seeing how magical their young imaginations are.”
The winning design will feature in a display at The Lowry and the winner will receive a framed copy of their card
Entries must be on a flat white piece of A4 paper, with the entrants name, age and contact email or phone number on the back. The child’s name will be printed inside the card.
No glitter or other items should be stuck on the card. Please note it will be produced at A5, which is half the size of A4, so it must be able to be reduced. Artwork can be supplied portrait or landscape.
Entries should be posted flat (not folded) or handed in at the reception of the Civic Centre in Swinton by 5pm Friday 13 November.
Children and young people can also hand in their designs at school, to be sent on to Swinton Civic Centre by 5pm on Friday 13 November.