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First Minister Carwyn Jones is inviting primary school children to get creative and design his official 2016 Christmas card.

First published:
19 October 2016
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

Children from Years 3 and 4 are being asked to submit their bilingual entries by Friday 11 November 2016.  

The winning card will be chosen by the First Minister and used as his official Christmas card, which will be sent across Wales and the world. The successful young artist will also be invited to the Senedd to meet the First Minister and will 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.”

Entries should be sent to: 

Non Jones
Cabinet Communications team
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ
Tel:  029 2082 3942

Christmas Card Competition Entry Guidance

  • The competition is open to all pupils in years 3 & 4 (7-9 years old) in Wales
  • All entries should be to a maximum size of A4 (210mm x 297mm)
  • Portrait or landscape orientation
  • All entries should be “flat” – no uneven surfaces i.e. no cotton wool, glitter etc
  • Bright, vibrant colours reproduce well
  • Dark backgrounds should be avoided
  • Any text on the artwork should be bilingual – with Welsh first, followed by English
  • Please include the pupil’s name age, class and school on the back of their entry
  • Please note that unfortunately we will not be able to return any entries
  • The closing date for the competition is Friday 11 November