Lilian visited Greenfields Community School today to launch her official annual Christmas Card competition. The competition is open to children from all primary schools in Nottingham South. The winning design will be chosen by a panel of judges including Nicola Tidy, Marketing Director, Nottingham City Transport, Mike Sassi, Editor of the Nottingham Post, Simon Rhodes, Marketing Manager, Robin Hood Energy and Amanda Spruyt, Learning Programme Manager, Nottingham Contemporary.
We are pleased to say that our sponsors this year will be Nottingham City Transport and Robin Hood Energy. The contest will have a ‘green Christmas' theme this year to celebrate the work that Nottingham has done to be an environmentally friendly city.
The cards featuring the winning design will be professionally printed and sent out to hundreds of individuals, organisations, and people that Lilian has worked with, both in Nottingham and across the country. Three runners up will also be chosen and their designs will feature on the back of the finished card.
Lilian said, "I was delighted to visit Greenfields School to launch the competition to design my official Christmas Card for 2016. This is a real community project, giving children in Nottingham South the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity. I am grateful to my fellow judges for agreeing to help me with the difficult task of picking one winner, and three runners-up. I know we're all looking forward to the entries arriving over the next few weeks. I hope that lots of schools take up the challenge and get involved."
Nicola Tidy, said “ we are delighted to sponsor this competition to support the local schools who are hopefully our future passengers and look forward to picking the winning design”
Simon Rhodes said “Robin Hood Energy are really proud to be involved with the Christmas card competition. It’s great that the local schools could get to see their designs on Lillian's Christmas card for this year. I cannot wait to see what the children come up with!”
Lilian will welcome the winner and family for a day in Parliament . There will also be prizes for the three runners up, a Special Merit award and a ‘Best in school’ prize for each school taking part. Every child who enters the competition will receive a certificate to thank them for their design.
The deadline for entries to be sent to the Nottingham office, 12 Regent Street, Nottingham, NG1 5BQ, is Wednesday 9th November 2016 as judging will take place on the morning of Friday 11th November 2016.
The Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery will be displaying the winning designs, along with the Best in School entries from each school - during the weekend of 17th – 18th December 2016.