Following 2021 and 2022’s Ealing Council Christmas card being designed by a young artist in the borough, the council has announced this year’s competition is now open.
The winning card will once again be used across the council by its cabinet members, chief executive and senior council officers to send festive greetings thanking people for their work and contribution to the borough.
The competition is open to anyone who attends a school in the borough and is 18 or younger. There are three categories, six and under, 7-11 and 12-18 years and one overall winner.
In 2022, the overall winner was Mia Wilkin.
Ealing Council leader Councillor 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.”
Last year’s competition theme was sport or healthy lives. This year, the theme is ‘Christmas in the park’ and entrants can draw, colour or paint a design with the borough’s parks included.
The Council says “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.”
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.
Closing date for the competition is 5pm on 20 October 2023 and winners will be announced week commencing 27 November 2023.
To enter, young artists will need to send a photo or a scanned image of their design and indicate the age and category they are entering along with name, age and school.
The artwork needs to be A3 or A4 in size and in landscape format and the image emailed to: email@example.com