REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean, is on the look-out for a local school pupil to design her Parliamentary Christmas card.
As an MP Mrs Maclean expects to send hundreds of festive messages to people she has met since being elected earlier this year.
“I could have selected a snowy picture of Parliament or a wintry Big Ben, but I thought how much nicer to get a card designed by a local school child as part of a competition,” she said.
“The winner’s card will be selected to go to all my many contacts this Christmas, while their family will be given the chance to visit the Palace of Westminster.
“I am delighted to be launching this, my first annual Christmas Card Competition, and am immensely looking forward to seeing the entries come in.”
Entrants must live and must attend a school in the Redditch constituency.
There is no specific theme for the competition, other than it should be on a Christmas theme.
The competition is open to every child of first or middle school age (up to and including Year 8), and entries should be no larger than A4 in size.
Children can use pens, crayons and pencils, however due to the printing process, entries cannot have items attached to them like glitter or cotton.
Entries must not be folded and the artist’s full name, date of birth and school should be clearly marked on the back.
Note that artwork cannot be returned and that Mrs Maclean’s decision for the winner is final.
Entries should be marked Christmas Card Competition and sent to Rachel Maclean MP, Grosvenor House, Prospect Hill, Redditch B97 4DL, to arrive no later than 5.30pm on Monday, November 6, 2017.