Sunday, 22 October 2017

Card competition gears up

THE Mayor of Henley visited Rupert House School to promote his competition to design his official Christmas card. Cllr Stefan

THE Mayor of Henley visited Rupert House School to promote his competition to design his official Christmas card. Cllr Stefan Gawrysiak explained the rules of the contest and gave the children five white cardboard Wendy houses to decorate as part of their art classes.

Cllr Gawrysiak is giving the houses to every primary and nursery school in Henley. The finished designs will be put on display in the town hall this Christmas.

The annual Mayor’s Christmas card competition is supported by the Standard and is open to all its readers. All you have to do to enter is design a card with the theme “Family Christmas in Henley”. Pets can be included.

The creator of the winning design will be presented with a certificate and be invited to turn on the Christmas tree lights with the Mayor at the Christmas Festival and late night shopping event on Friday, December 6. The winner will also receive four tickets to see Cinderella starring Shane Richie at the Wycombe Swan theatre on Friday, December 13.

There are two runners-up prizes: £30 worth of art supplies from Bagatelle Toys or a £30 voucher to spend at the Bell Bookshop.

Entries must be on either A4 paper (landscape or portrait) or A5 paper. The image will be reproduced as an A5 card printed by the Higgs Group, owners of the Henley Standard.

We kindly ask that pictures are made using paint or felt-tip pens, as crayon, chalk, pastels, glitter and embellishments cannot be reproduced as a Christmas card.

Entries must be received by November 23 and the judging will take place on Friday, November 30.

Entries should be sent to Jacqui Brazil, Henley Town Hall, Market Place, Henley, RG9 2AQ. Don’t forget to include your name, age, address and contact details, including a daytime telephone number. Good luck!

* Cinderella is at the Wycombe Swan from Saturday, December 7 until Sunday, January 5. For tickets call 01494 512000 or visit www.wycombeswan.co.uk

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