Assembly Member Ken Skates and MP Susan Elan Jones are encouraging schoolchildren in Clwyd South to show their artistic side by designing their own Christmas cards.
The political pair have only just returned to Cardiff and Westminster after the summer recess, but they are already inviting pupils of every infant and primary school in their constituency to look forward to the festive season and enter their annual competition.
The winning design, which will be chosen by First Minister Carwyn Jones, will become the Labour duo’s official Christmas card and will be sent out to constituents, businesses, schools and voluntary groups across Wrexham and Denbighshire.
Last year’s winner was 11-year-old Ross Griffiths from Cefn Mawr, who now goes to Ysgol Rhiwabon, after his card was chosen out of more than 100 entries.
Ken Skates AM with some of last year’s entries.
Clwyd South AM Ken Skates said: “There were so many great designs last year we decided to feature four on our card, and we’re hoping for just as good a response this time.
“The children in Clwyd South always seem to really get into the spirit of the competition and we’re extremely grateful to the teachers for encouraging their creativity and enthusiasm. I’m sure this year will be no different.”
MP Ms Jones added: “The competition gives us a good opportunity to engage with young people in Clwyd South, and it’s a fun way for them to learn a little bit about who represents them. The competition closes on November 14 as we need time to whittle them down and get the winning design printed, so the sooner the children get cracking the better!”
Prospective Picassos should ask their teachers to send their designs to Mr Skates’ constituency office at Unit 19, The Malthouse, Regent Street, Llangollen, LL20 8HS.