Mayor of Lincoln’s Christmas card competition begins

The Mayor of Lincoln’s annual Christmas card competition winner will this year turn on the city’s festival lights with Paralympic medalist Jade Etherington.

Lincoln Mayor, Councillor Brent Charlesworth, has invited primary school pupils to use the theme ‘What does Christmas in Lincoln mean to you?’ to create their card design entries.

Entrants can take part using glitter, paint, crayons or any material to add festive sparkle to their picture.

The winner of the competition will not only see their design printed and sent out across the city, but will also be invited to help switch on the Christmas lights on Thursday, November 20.

Also turning on the lights will be Jade Etherington, three-times winter Paralympic medalist from Lincoln, and the Mayor himself.

The Mayor of Lincoln, Cllr Brent Charlesworth, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for local primary school pupils to try their hand at crafting a Christmas design.

“Not only am I looking forward to judging the competition, I’m also looking forward to being joined by the winner to officially switch on the Christmas Lights.

“The cards that will be sent out with the winning design will support and promote my chosen charities for this year: Lincoln Dial-A-Ride and Development Plus.”

Entries must be submitted before 5pm on Wednesday, November 12 with a completed parental consent form.

Forms can be downloaded online.

All entries must be no bigger than A4 and include the child’s name, age and name of their school on the back of the design.

Entries can be submitted by emailing kate.fenn@lincoln.gov.uk or charlotte.powell@lincoln.gov.uk

They can also be posted to Civic Office, City Hall, City of Lincoln Council, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DD.