Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson challenges area’s budding artists to design his official Christmas card

Bill Esterson


Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson has this week launched a competition for school children to design this year's Christmas cards from the local MP.

The MP has written to all of the constituencies' primary schools inviting pupils to send in their designs.

Winners will get to see their designs turned into Christmas cards and will have the chance to meet their MP.

Bill said he was inspired to launch the competition after seeing some of the artwork at local schools during recent visits.

Bill said: "Going around our local schools, I have seen some outstanding pieces of artwork which just goes to show that we have some very talented pupils in our primary schools.

"With autumn well on the way and Christmas not far off either, I thought what better way to give our budding young artists the chance to show off their work than on my Christmas cards.

"So I have invited young artists in Sefton Central to pick up their coloured pens and pencils and get designing.

"I’ll be choosing the best designs and they will go on this year's Christmas cards which will be sent from me as the MP for the area to people throughout Sefton Central as well as to many leading Members of Parliament in Westminster."

The MP asked the young artists to design a card which illustrates what Christmas means to them.

Bill said: "We all have images in our heads about what Christmas means to us. It could be snowmen, Father Christmas, the Three Wise Men or a Christmas tree with all the presents beneath.

"Just put your ideas on paper and hand them into your teacher or send your entries to my office.

"It will then be the judging panel's difficult task to go through the entries and pick out a winner.

"So get designing and best of luck. I can't wait to see all of the designs."

Entries can be passed on to local schools or sent directly to Bill Esterson MP at: 29 Liverpool Road North, L31 2HB.

Deadline for entries is October 21.

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