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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Scores of entries in Mail’s card contest

A FLURRY of early entries have been submitted for a festive competition.

Within three days of the North-West Evening Mail launching its Design a Christmas Card Competition for schools, some 50 entries had been submitted.

Pupils aged seven to 11 from Furness, South Lakes and Millom have been set the fun festive challenge of creating the Evening Mail’s official Christmas card which is sent out to local organisations.

The winning pupil is invited to visit HSP Milners in Barrow to press the button to see their cards printed. They will also receive 30 copies of the card, a gift of their choice worth £40, and £150 for their school.

Last year’s winner was Sophie Tyson, from Newton Primary School, with her pencil crayon picture showing a child making a snowman, with Father Christmas and his reindeer-pulled sleigh flying above the rooftops.

This year the first stack of entries came from pupils across the year groups at Ambleside CE Primary School, with a range of snowmen, Father Christmas, Christmas tree and winter scene designs.

Beverly Hammond, newspaper sales manager at the Evening Mail, said: “We were very surprised and encouraged to see so many wonderful entries arrive so early. Our Design a Christmas Card Competition is always such a popular competition with schools. It is going to be very difficult to judge.”

The competition is open to children aged seven to 11. All entries must be done by hand on A4 paper with felt tip pens, paint or pencil crayons. Computer designs are not accepted. The child’s full name, age and school must be included.

Entries should be sent to Design a Christmas Card Competition, North-West Evening Mail, Newspaper House, Abbey Road, Barrow, Cumbria, LA14 5QS.

The closing date for entries is November 17.

All entries will be printed in a special Evening Mail supplement in December.

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