The holidays are coming and the Mayor of Lincoln is looking for photos to mark the most wonderful time of the year to adorn the front of his Christmas cards.
In the past youngsters have drawn images to go on the cards that are sent out by the Mayor to mark the festive season. However, this year Councillor Andrew Kerry is running a competition for the best photo using the theme of A Christmassy Lincoln.
The contest is open to all youngsters in the city and there will be a winner from each age category - 4-11 and 12-16 years old.
The winners will see their image used on the Mayor’s Christmas cards and will also get the honour of joining him and the stars of Lincoln’s Theatre Royal pantomime Sleeping Beauty, Vicki Michelle and Martin Daniels, at the Christmas lights switch on due to take place on Thursday, November 19.
Cllr Kerry said: “This is a fantastic competition and I’d love to see how creative the youngsters in the city are with their cameras.
“They can send in an image they’ve taken during a previous Christmas or take a new photograph. I’ve put tinsel around my desk in the Guildhall to show what can be done, but I’m sure there will be many more exciting ideas flooding in.
“I can’t wait to take a look at the entries and pick a winner. I’ve no doubt it will be a very difficult job!”
Entries must be submitted electronically in either a pdf or jpeg document before 5pm on Friday 13th November with a completed parental consent form and child’s name, age and name of their school.
Twelve runners up will be selected and their entries will be used on the council’s social media account, facebook.com/thecolc and @lincolncouncil, in the run-up to Christmas.
All photographs must be taken in Lincoln and taken by the participant.
Entries can be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information call Charlie Powell, Civic and Executive Officer, on 01522 873507 or email email@example.com