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Do you think your child could design the borough's next Christmas card or write its poem on behalf of the Mayor of Brentwood?

PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 October 2018

The Mayor of Brentwood is asking for primary school children to design the borough's Christmas card and write its poem.

The Mayor of Brentwood is asking for primary school children to design the borough's Christmas card and write its poem.

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School children are being invited to put on their creative thinking caps to design this year's mayor's Christmas card.

There are two competitions open to children in primary schools across the borough - the first is to design the front of the card and the second is to write a poem for the message inside.

The successful design will be used for the Mayor’s official Christmas sent on behalf of the Mayor and Brentwood Borough Council and the poem will also be published in the Mayor’s Civic Carol Concert’s Order of Service on December 23 2018 at St Nicholas Church, Ingrave.

Competition one: Christmas card design

To enter this contest, the entries should be:

On A4 paper

Portrait format

The design should be Christmas themed

Please do not use embellishments like cotton wool, glitter etc, as they will be difficult to replicate.

Competition two: A Christmas Poem

The title for the poem is ‘My Christmas Wish’

It should be no more than 200 words

Only the wording will be considered, so decorations and artwork are not necessary.

All entries must have the pupil’s name and age on the back and must be sent to Democratic Services, Claire Mayhew at the Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood CM15 8AY by 5pm on Wednesday, November 14, with a covering note as to who the winner should be contacted through.

Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Sheila Murphy, said: “I am looking forward to seeing the creative designs produced by the children in Brentwood that will be turned into the front of my official Christmas card and the message inside.

“The winner of each part of the competition will be invited to help me switch on the Christmas lights at Lighting Up Brentwood on Saturday, November 24.”

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