Children in Eastbourne and Willingdon have been invited to take part in a Christmas card design competition with winning entries exhibited in a professional art gallery by local artist Nigel Greaves.
Tory MP hopeful Caroline Ansell has organised the contest for nursery and primary school children to celebrate the talents of youngsters in the town and nearby areas.
Caroline will also present prizes for the winning entries in each of the schools entering the competition.
A similar town wide competition was organised in 2009 with support from Caroline, a local teacher by profession, and colleagues.
Caroline said, “My work as a local councillor and a parliamentary candidate connects me with people right across our lovely town.
“When it comes to Christmas, I have a great number of cards to send to local people, community groups and businesses.
“One will also make its way to the Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street.
“So I want to take the opportunity to also celebrate our children in the festive season and showcase their talent.
“I am thrilled that this exciting competition has returned for them and I hope it will become an annual event.”
Competition judge and artist Nigel Greaves will pick out a child’s winning card design from across the schools to go forward for professional printing.
The winner will be invited to join Caroline Ansell at the printing shop to see the card in production and to receive a pack of cards to give to family and friends.
Entries need to be A4, portrait or landscape, using any medium, with the child’s name, age and the school they attend written on the reverse.
The deadline for competition entries is Friday November 5 2014. Entries should be sent to Caroline Ansell, Eastbourne & Willingdon Conservatives, Minster House, York Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4ST.
The Nigel Greaves Gallery is behind the Grand Hotel in Compton Street and Nigel is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.