School child could switch on Christmas lights in Lincoln competition
A school child could switch on Lincoln's Christmas lights this year, if they win a competition.
The Mayor of Lincoln wants primary school children to have a go at designing the mayoral Christmas card this year.
The winning design will be made into cards and sent across the city and even further.
But the real prize will be hitting the button to switch on Lincoln’s Christmas lights.
The winning child will turn on the lights alongside the Mayor and 'Allo 'Allo actress Sue Hodge on Thursday, November 21.
Charlie Powell, Civic and Executive Officer, said: "Each year the Mayor sends out lots of Christmas cards, which supports and promotes their chosen charity for the year.
"This year the Mayor is supporting Lincoln's Motor Neurone Disease Association charity; and we would like your pupils to draw a festive picture, which would become the cover for his card.”
The theme for the card competition is called ‘What does Christmas in Lincoln mean to you?
Glitter, paint, crayons and other festive art materials can be used – but entries must be no bigger than A4 size.
Entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Charlie Powell at the Civic Office in City Hall, by 5pm on November 15.
A parental consent form can be downloaded at www.lincoln.gov.uk.