Make Our Christmas

Together with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, we are looking for young artists to design this year’s eChristmas cards for the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Budding designers in Reception to Year 6 Primary School age groups can enter to be in with a chance of being chosen as the winning designs.

Two winners will be picked from the entries, with one design becoming the Chief Constable’s ecard to over 5,000 officers and staff to thank them for their hard work this year. One design will also become the official festive ecard for the Police and Crime Commissioner to be sent to partners and stakeholders across Lancashire.

The Christmas ecard design winners will each receive:

  • A framed copy of their winning design
  • An arts and crafts goodie bag
  • A £150 book voucher for their school 

Two runners-up for each card will also be selected and will receive a Christmas activity pack and a certificate.

Chief Constable Andy Rhodes and the Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw will personally pick the winning designs.

This year’s theme is people who help us, and designs must demonstrate the work the police do to keep our communities safe.

Chief Constable Andy Rhodes said: “I am delighted to invite young people from across the county to design my official Christmas card to staff. I hope that as many children as possible will get involved and help me thank my staff for their hard work, at the end a challenging year. Everyone has a chance to win, regardless of their age and ability. Be as creative, colourful and imaginative as you’d like - I’m looking forward to seeing the designs!”

Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire added: "After a difficult year this competition will be a great opportunity to spread some Christmas cheer across Lancashire. I'm sure we will see some fantastic designs and I look forward to sharing the winning image with our partners across the county to wish them a happy Christmas and to thank them for their hard work and contributions to keeping Lancashire safe."

How to take part

Young people can take part in their school group or can enter as an individual.

Entries can be submitted by Twitter or Instagram (not Facebook please). Tweet us, DM us on Instagram or tag us into your creation directly on your Instagram post.

Find us on Twitter and Instagram via @Lancspolice and use the #MakeOurChristmas when posting your entries.

We also need the following details provided with your entry:

  • Name of entrant:
  • Age of entrant:
  • Name of parent/guardian who gives permission

Failure to include any of the above details will mean the entry is not valid. By submitting an entry, applicants are confirming that permission has been given by a parent or guardian to the terms and conditions of the competition.

Once you’ve submitted your entry via social media, please keep hold of the hard copy of your design, as if you’re the winner, we may need the original version to help us recreate the electronic version to a high quality. 

Key dates

All entries must be hand-drawn and must be received by the closing date of Thursday 3rd December 12noon 2020. Sadly, any entries received after the closing date/time will not be counted.

Twenty shortlisted entries will be put to the public vote via Instagram on Friday 4th December. The chosen 10 from this vote will be presented to the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner for them to choose the winners from.
Winners will be announced on the Constabulary’s social media channels on Tuesday 8th December.

Prizes

The Christmas ecard design winners will each receive:

  • A framed copy of their winning design
  • An arts and crafts goodie bag
  • A £150 book voucher for their school 

Two runners up for each card will receive a Christmas activity pack and a certificate.

Terms and conditions: 

  • The competition runs from Friday 20th November until 12noon on Thursday 3rd December 2020. Entries received after the closing date/time will not be included
  • All entries must be original, images should be hand drawn and fit the relevant theme mentioned as above
  • The competition is open to the children of Police officers and staff
  • All entrants must be in reception to year six Primary School age groups at date of entry and must currently live in the county of Lancashire - including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen
  • Entries can be submitted by social media only
  • The final two winners will be decided by the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner after the closing date
  • One winner will be the Force’s official e-Christmas card to staff
  • One winner will be the Police and Crime Commissioners e-Christmas card
  • Two runners-up will also be selected and will receive a certificate
  • The winning design may also be used on the Force/Police and Crime Commissioner’s website and social media accounts
  • Other submitted entries may also feature on the Force/Police and Crime Commissioner’s website and social media accounts
  • Designs, name and age of all entries will be displayed on the Force’s/Police and Crime Commissioner’s digital platforms
  • All entrants must obtain parental/guardian consent to enter the competition
  • Lancashire Police will have the right to amend and reproduce any submitted design
  • The winning entries, name, age and a photo of the winning entrants will be displayed on the Force website and released to media
  • No alternate prizes or money will be offered
  • The Media and Engagement Team have the right to discount any entries that contain inappropriate images/language or do not fit with the relevant theme
  • The winning entrant must submit parental/guardian consent prior to publicity
  • You can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing [email protected]