Celebrating the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition in 2017


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is celebrating the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition in 2017, with thousands of local children from pre-school to Year 7, eligible to enter by drawing or painting a picture which captures the spirit of Christmas.

Mayor Robert Bria, who started the competition in 2006, said the interest in the Christmas Card Competition among children continues to grow.

“The children who win Christmas cards with their drawing or painting on them get a real buzz, but I think it’s actually their parents who are more excited,” he said.

“There are so many great drawings and paintings which reflect an enormous amount of thought and effort. With such considered and high quality entries, selecting the winners is never an easy task.”

Over the previous nine competitions, the Council has received thousands of entries from children who live or attend schools within the Council area.

“It’s amazing to think that many of the children who entered in the early years of the competition are now in their late teens and early twenties,” Mayor Bria added.

Not only is this year the tenth competition, but it also coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Norwood Christmas Pageant.

Entries for the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition close Monday 9 October 2017.
Winners will be announced and awarded their prizes at a special presentation at the Norwood Concert Hall on 13 November 2017.

First, second and third prizes will be awarded to students from each year level (Pre-school to Year 7) with each first prize including 50 personalised Christmas cards featuring their design. The overall competition winner’s design will also feature on the front cover of the December edition of the Council’s newsletter, Look East.

For more information and entry details for the Mayor’s 10th Christmas Card Competition, visit: Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Note: The competition was not held in 2010 and 2014 due to the Local Government Elections Caretaker Conventions.