A competition has launched offering High Peak youngsters a unique opportunity to create a Christmas card design for a brand new charity card pack starring chart-toppers Little Mix….but you need to be quick as the contest closes on 14th October 2013!
The Sketch Santa competition was launched nationwide by ITV’s Daybreak and is supported by Hallmark – who have recently opened a new store on Glossop High Street – and offers children aged 6 – 16 the chance to have their drawings brought to life as a Christmas card. The winning design will be modelled by Little Mix and featured in a limited edition pack of cards. What’s more, the lucky winner will be announced on national TV.
Sold as an official product for ITV’s Text Santa appeal, the special packs will be available nationwide from www.hallmark.co.uk and selected Hallmark stores later this year. Each pack sold will see a portion of the proceeds donated to the ‘Text Santa’ appeal, which in turn supports six worthy charities based in the UK.
To enter the art contest, children are asked to create a Santa-based design inspired by what Christmas means to them. Entries must be original, creative and drawn on A4 paper in a portrait setting.
Tamsyn Johnston Hughes, Sketch Santa Judge and Campaign Manager for Hallmark (the card and gift specialist helping to create and print the winning design), said:
“When it comes to penning that winning design, I’d concentrate on two things. Firstly, make sure you base your design on what Christmas means to you as that personal touch will show through in your artwork. Secondly, remember the critical role that Christmas cards play in our festive traditions, they’re kept in the hearts of our homes and are used to decorate mantelpieces, windowsills and walls. As such, your design will need to stand out in this setting.
The ‘Text Santa’ appeal aims to raise awareness and donations for UK charities that make a difference to people’s lives. For 2013, the six chosen charities set to benefit from funds raised include: Age UK, Barnardo’s, Beat Bullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.
Full details of the competition, entry forms and guidelines can be seen at www.itv.com/daybreak.