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The competition – to design Banbury’s official Christmas card – has two categories and is for youngsters aged six and under, and aged 7 to 11.
One design will go on the front of the card, the other on the back.
The winning card will be sent as seasonal greetings by mayor Cllr John Colegrave to colleagues and civic dignitaries throughout Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties.
The winners will join the mayor on stage at the Christmas Lights Festival on Sunday 24 November.
They will press the magic button that turns on the town’s Christmas illuminations.
“I’m looking forward to judging the entries in this fun competition and discovering how imaginative young people can be.
“Switching on the Christmas lights is something the winners will remember for many years.
“They will be following in the footsteps of TV stars and local celebrities who have performed the switch-on in previous years.”
Entries should be submitted on A4 paper (portrait/upright style) on or before the closing date, 31 October.
Paint, pencils, crayons or felts can be used and the design should include a Banbury feature and have a Christmas feel.
The entry should have name and address on the back with a brief description of the design. Parents or guardians should sign a sentence agreeing that their son or daughter can be photographed for inclusion in newspapers, magazines and on websites.
Entries should be posted or hand-delivered to Card Comp, Banbury Town Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Banbury, OX16 5QB.
The switch-on festival will include a Christmas market, funfair, live music and Father Christmas.
The event will start at 1pm with the switch-on at 6pm.
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