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Help spread seasonal cheer

Last Modified October 19, 2021

Children are being asked to help spread some seasonal cheer by entering our annual seasonal card competition.

We are looking for a cheerful festive design to be used on its electronic greeting card. Designs can represent religious festivals or aspects of the season. 

Entries from youngsters aged 11 or below who live or go to school in the borough are invited and must be submitted before Sunday 31 October. Winners will receive a certificate and a £50 gift voucher. Second and third place winners will receive a certificate and a £30 and £20 gift voucher respectively.

Due to the continued uncertainty with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a presentation ceremony for the winners will not be held in the Civic Offices. However, alternative arrangements will be announced shortly.

Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Anne Swerling, said: "After a challenging few years combined with the inability to see loved ones last Christmas due to the coronavirus, it's more important than ever that we come together to make this seasonal holiday special.

"We’ve been running the seasonal card competition for 15 years now, and seeing the colourful, bright and cheerful designs is one of the highlights of the Mayoral year.

"We really appreciate the support this competition receives from schools and the local community each year. It is a wonderful way to involve children in the borough in helping to spread a message of seasonal goodwill and cheer."

Invitations have been sent to all the primary and junior schools in the borough to encourage participation in the competition.

The winning design will be reproduced by a designer and also replicated on our website and social media channels.

The rules for the competition are:

• Children must be aged 11 or under;

• The design should be no more than A4 in size

• It can be produced in pencil, pen and ink, paints or crayons

• It should be one-dimensional.

Entries should be sent to Corporate Communications, Seasonal card competition, Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD1 6WA.

Please note each entry must include the full name and age of the participant, the school they attend and a contact number.

Posted on Tuesday 19th October 2021

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