Lancashire Constabulary asks young artists to design 2020 e-Christmas card

We are looking for young artists to design this year’s e-Christmas cards for the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Budding designers from Reception to Year 6 Primary School age groups can enter to be in with a chance of being chosen as the winning designs.

Two winners will be picked from the entries, with one design becoming the Chief Constable’s e-Christmas card to over 5,000 officers and staff to thank them for their hard work this year. One design will also be used for the official festive e-card for the Police and Crime Commissioner to be sent to partners and stakeholders across Lancashire.

The e-Christmas card design winners will each receive:

– A framed copy of their winning design

– An arts and crafts goodie bag

– A £150 book voucher for their school 

Two runners-up for each e-card will also be selected and will receive a Christmas activity pack and a certificate.Chief Constable Andy Rhodes and the Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw will personally pick the winning designs.

This year’s theme is people who help us, and designs must demonstrate the work the police do to keep our communities safe.

Chief Constable Andy Rhodes said: “I am delighted to invite young people from across the county to design my official Christmas card to staff. I hope that as many children as possible will get involved and help me thank my staff for their hard work, at the end a challenging year.

Everyone has a chance to win, regardless of their age and ability. Be as creative, colourful and imaginative as you’d like – I’m looking forward to seeing the designs!”

Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire added: “After a difficult year this competition will be a great opportunity to spread some Christmas cheer across Lancashire.

“I’m sure we will see some fantastic designs and I look forward to sharing the winning image with our partners across the county to wish them a happy Christmas and to thank them for their hard work and contributions to keeping Lancashire safe.”


How to take part

Young people can take part in their school group or can enter as an individual.

Entries can be submitted by Twitter or Instagram (not Facebook please). Tweet us, DM us on Instagram, or tag us into your creation directly on your Instagram post.

Find us on Twitter and Instagram via @Lancspolice and use the #MakeOurChristmas when posting your entries.
We also need the following details provided with your entry:

– Name of entrant

– Age of entrant

– Name of parent/guardian who gives permission

Failure to include any of the above details will mean the entry is not valid. By submitting an entry, applicants are confirming that permission has been given by a parent or guardian to the terms and conditions of the competition.

Once you’ve submitted your entry via social media, please keep hold of the hard copy of your design. If you’re the winner, we may need the original version to help us recreate the electronic version to a high quality. 

Key dates

All entries must be hand-drawn and must be received by the closing date of Thursday 3rd December 12noon 2020. Sadly, any entries received after the closing date/time will not be counted.

Twenty shortlisted entries will be put to the public vote via Instagram on Friday 4th December. The chosen 10 from this vote will be presented to the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner for them to choose the winners from. Winners will be announced on the Constabulary’s social media channels on Tuesday 8th December.

Full terms and conditions can be found on the Constabulary’s website by visiting www.lancashire.police.uk/Make-Our-Christmas 

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