Still time to enter Littlehampton’s Christmas card competition

There is still time for youngsters to enter this year’s Littlehampton Town Council Christmas card competition.

Thursday, 11th November 2021, 10:45 am
Updated Thursday, 11th November 2021, 10:45 am

Littlehampton mayor Michelle Molloy has invited children aged four to 11 to design the council’s civic Christmas card, which will be turned into an e-card to save money on printing and postage, which the council described as a small but important contribution to lowering the carbon footprint.

There will be prizes for the children who place in the top three, with the winner getting a £50 The Works voucher, the runner up getting a £25 voucher, and the child in the third position winning a £15 voucher.

The card must say ‘Merry Christmas’ and be drawn or painted in bold colours on a sheet of A4 paper, and the closing date is Monday, November 15.

There is still time to enter this year's Christmas card competition

All entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form available from the town council’s website.

Miss Molloy said: “It is a tradition for the mayor to send a Christmas card to the many wonderful organisations and mayors of neighbouring towns and this year I intend to do so with the input of a local child.

“I’m inviting all school-aged children in Littlehampton to enter and show me their artistic flair and help me spread Christmas cheer in an eco-friendly way.

“It is astonishing that one-billion cards are sold each Christmas in the UK and it takes one tree to make 3,000 cards – so if one billion cards end up in the bin that is 33-million trees.

Last year's winning entry

“Consider sending e-cards this Christmas and recycling the ones you receive – they make great additions to art and craft.”