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Help bring seasonal cheer to Hertsmere

Last Modified September 12, 2023
Children are being asked to help spread some seasonal cheer by entering Hertsmere Borough Council's annual seasonal card competition.

The council is 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 Friday 20 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.

A prizegiving ceremony with the Mayor will take place in Hertsmere Borough Council’s Civic Offices.

Councillor Chris Myers, Mayor of Hertsmere, said: “Christmas is my favourite time of year and I am thoroughly looking forward to hosting this year’s seasonal card competition prizegiving ceremony, it is such a joyful event!

“I can’t wait to see the designs our budding artists come up with this year and I hope to have lots of entries to choose from.

“We really appreciate the support this competition receives from schools and the local community each year – it is a wonderful way to spread seasonal 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, and live or go to school in Hertsmere;
  • 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 12th September 2023

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