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Design the Mayor's Christmas card with your County Gazette!
12:00pm Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
THE County Gazette has teamed up with Taunton Deane Mayor Libby Lisgo to launch a design competition in which the winning entry will be used as the official mayoral Christmas card.
Entrants of all ages are warmly invited to submit their design in two categories – under 16 and over 16 years of age – see the panel further down for full details of how to enter and how the winners will be chosen.
As well as the prestige, category winners will also receive a £20 book token, a framed certificate and an invitation to tea in the mayoral parlour.
Cllr Lisgo said: “We know how creative people are in Taunton Deane, so this is a great chance to showcase local artistic talent.
“Designing a card would be an ideal classroom activity, perhaps in the week before half-term or something with which to keep the little ones occupied during the holidays.
“Equally, I’d love to see entries from local artists.
“We’ll be looking for designs that sum up the spirit of Christmas but entrants may also take some inspiration from our glorious county town or the other wonderful communities in our area.”
HOW TO ENTER
- Draw or print your design on an A4 piece of paper.
- Designs can be portrait or landscape in orientation.
- Write your name, address, phone number and category entered (under 16 or over 16 years). Please also indicate your age if you are under 16.
- Submit your design to Christmas Card Competition, Somerset County Gazette, St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JR by the closing date of midday on November 8, 2013.
- A judging panel will meet to shortlist entrants before readers will have the chance to vote for their favourites in each category.
- The entry receiving the most votes in each category will be selected as winners and one of the designs will be used on the mayoral card. As well as being sent to up to 300 people on the civic Christmas card list, a limited number will go on sale with proceeds going to the mayor’s charities, Alzheimer’s Society and North Taunton Partnership.
- Entrants must either live, work or go to school in the Taunton Deane Council area.
- Normal Newsquest competition rules apply – click on newsquest.co.uk/terms for details.
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