First Minister Launches Christmas Card Competition

Primary school children from across Wales are being invited to design the First Minister’s official 2017 Christmas card.

The winning card will be chosen by First Minister, Carwyn Jones and sent across the globe to people including the Queen, the Prime Minister, High Commissioners and Ambassadors from across the world.

Local Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths is hoping the winning design can come from Wrexham.

She said: “I am fortunate enough to visit schools all over the constituency and I have seen on many occasions the excellent artwork on display.  There are so many talented young artists here in Wrexham and I would love the winning design to come from the town.”

Children from Years 3 and 4 are being asked to submit their bilingual entries by Friday 10 November 2017.

The successful young artist will get to meet the First Minister and receive a signed, framed copy of their winning entry.

The First Minister said: “I am calling all Wales’ budding young artists to reach for their colouring pencils, crayons and felt-tip pens and design my official Christmas card.”

“I look forward to seeing all the artistic contributions – I am sure they will bring me much festive cheer.”

Last year’s competition was won by 9 year old Travis Carter of Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbrân, whose winning design was chosen from more than 700 entries.