Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on Far North Queensland kids to illustrate how they can ‘Get Active this Christmas’ for his 2018 Leichhardt Christmas Card competition.
Now in its ninth year, the competition is open to all children in Leichhardt aged from 5 to 12 years inclusive – with the winning illustrations to feature on Mr Entsch’s annual Christmas card, distributed to his parliamentary colleagues and contacts in FNQ.
“New technologies are changing the way our kids grow up these days,” Mr Entsch said.
“With that, there is a growing awareness of the need to balance ‘screen time’ with activities that encourage kids to explore the outdoors, play sports, enjoy our beautiful local environment and be active.
“It’s so important for our kids to be strong and healthy, with a sense of adventure and a creative imagination, and active play is critical for that.
“So for this year’s Christmas Card Competition, I’d love for kids to show the different ways that they will ‘Get Active this Christmas’.
“Maybe they’re hoping for a new bike that they can ride around the local streets. Perhaps their family likes to go for a walk at a local park to work off Christmas Lunch. Or it could be that getting together for beach games on Boxing Day is a favourite tradition.
“I look forward to seeing what our local students come up with.”
Each year Mr Entsch receives hundreds of entries from children all across the Far North, using a range of media such as glitter and glue, crayons, pencils, collage and scrapbooking to express their creativity.
Mr Entsch again thanked Cairns Penny for sponsoring the competition.
“The Cairns Penny team continues to show their support for our community and have once again donated $150, $100, and $50 First Penny accounts for our first, second, and third prize-winners,” he said.
“They’ve also provided an additional five $20 accounts for designs that show special merit.”
Peter Phillips from Cairns Penny said they enjoyed being able to support the artistic flair of kids in Far North Queensland.
“This year we’ll again be displaying the entries on the Cairns Penny wall for everyone to come in and admire throughout the holiday season and following 12 months – it’s become our own Christmas tradition, and one that our customers have grown to love,” Mr Phillips said.
All schools will receive the application forms and conditions of entry this week so that students can start designing their entries.
The competition will close at 5pm on Friday, 9th November.
Forms can also be collected from Mr Entsch’s office at 200 Mulgrave Road or from Cairns Penny at 22/24 Grafton Street, Cairns City.
Christmas Card Competition Rules 2018
The competition is open to children aged 5 to 12 inclusive.
Entries must be relevant to the theme of “Get Active this Christmas”.
The final design must be submitted on a flat, horizontal A4 page to be considered for a prize (this format is required for the layout of the Christmas Card).
Entrants are encouraged to be creative in their use of different media – whether painting, drawing, sketching or scrap-booking/collage.
Each entry must be attached to a completed application form so that each student can receive a personalised Certificate of Appreciation (our office can assist with photocopying the form if required).
Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday, 9th November 2018 either by post to The Hon Warren Entsch MP, PO BOX 14, BUNGALOW QLD 4870 or in person to the office at 200 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns (cnr Mulgrave Rd and Aumuller St).
Prizes are as follows: 1st – $150 First Penny account; 2nd – $100 First Penny account, 3rd – $50 First Penny account. Five $20 accounts will be awarded for special merit.
Prize winners will be notified by email/phone and will be invited to a Prize Giving at Cairns Penny, Grafton St, Cairns in the first half of December.
Entering the competition constitutes consent to winners having their photo taken for use in Mr Entsch’s Christmas newsletter and media.
Any questions, please contact Mr Entsch’s office on (07) 4051 2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org