Chelmsford City Council

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Christmas card competition

The Mayor of Chelmsford invites you to enter her Christmas card competition

The Mayor of Chelmsford is looking to give her 2020 Christmas card a fresh look. So, she is inviting the residents of Chelmsford to help by creating festive designs inspired by the theme of ‘Family’.

The competition is open to residents of all ages and closes at midnight on Saturday 31 October.

There are three categories to enter:

  • drawing
  • photograph
  • poem

You can enter three times, submitting one entry into each category. If you submit multiple entries into one category, they will not qualify. You can find out more by reading the terms and conditions.

Enter now

After the competition closes, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will select their favourite design from each category. We will then produce two Christmas cards. One card will feature the winning photograph, while the other will feature the winning drawing. Both cards will include the winning poem inside.

The prizes include: 


You can follow Chelmsford City Events on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest competition announcements.



You can submit a drawing as a digital copy via the entry form. You can do this by photographing or scanning a physical drawing, or creating your entry using a drawing program on your computer device.

You will also be able to submit a drawing by post.



You can submit a photograph using the form above.

If your photo includes people, you’ll need their consent, otherwise we can’t accept your entry. You can read full details on consent in our terms and conditions (to be confirmed). The entry form also provides further photo consent information, which you need to read and understood before you enter.

Your entry can be portrait or landscape.



The poem will need to be an original piece of writing and submitted by its author. It will feature as the Christmas card’s inside message and will need to convey the theme of ‘Family’.

You can either upload the poem to us as part of the entry form, or send a physical copy by post.

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    Last updated: 21 September 2020

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