MP launches card contest

Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero has launched her annual school Christmas card competition and has invited every primary and infant school in the constituency to take part and help design her personal Christmas card this year.

Rather than using the standard Parliamentary Christmas card, Gloria wants to showcase the talent of local school children instead.

On 7th December a panel of judges will then decide the winning card and one lucky child will see their own design printed on the front of Gloria’s Christmas cards.

The competition is open to all pupils regardless of their age and for those schools with a nursery, younger children have also been invited to take part. All designs should be submitted on white A4 paper with the name of the child and the school recorded on the back and returned to the constituency office no later than Wednesday 28th November.

Following the launch Gloria said: “I’d like to thank local business Crystal Martin who have been incredibly generous and have enabled us to hold the competition once again. Without their support this competition wouldn’t be possible”.

Gloria added: “We had some great designs last year and I look forward to seeing more fantastic cards this year. I imagine the judges are going to have a tough time picking a winner because there are so many incredibly talented kids here in Ashfield. Good luck to everyone.”