Little helpers sought to help design Mayor’s and Council Leader’s Christmas card

Release Date: 04 November 2019

The Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Nancy Baldwin and Leader of the Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts are looking for two budding young artists to be their little helpers this festive season by designing their annual Christmas cards.

The Christmas cards will be sent to many organisations, businesses and charities that the Council and Mayor has worked with throughout the year.

The winning entry will have their design featured on the cards, as well being invited to have tea with the Mayor and Leader in the Mayor’s Parlour.

Art submissions can be by children aged 5 to 11 years, who live or go to school in the borough. Entries must be an original image in A5 format (just fold an A4 sheet in half), and should be created using colours, with no glitter or stuck on materials.

Cllr Baldwin said:

“This winning design will bring lots of Christmas cheer to the many dedicated people across the borough I’ve met and worked with throughout the year.

“As a thank you for helping me this year I will host the winner for a tea in the Mayor’s Parlour. 

“We have plenty of talented young people across the borough and I look forward to seeing what designs you all come up with!”

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said:

“I know that Richmond upon Thames has many talented, creative young artists so I can’t wait to see the ideas for my card that will be sent out to hundreds of people. It may seem early to be planning for Christmas but this will hopefully capture the imaginations of many children.”

Designs should be submitted to: Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition, Mayor’s Office, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA. Or email to by 5pm Monday 18 November 2019

Entries must include, on the reverse of the design, the:

  • Entrants name
  • Age
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • School


Notes for editors

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Reference: P364/19

Updated: 29 November 2019