Local Member Mia Davies MLA has launched her annual Christmas card competition and this year for the first time is opening it up to all children aged between six and eleven years old who live in the Central Wheatbelt electorate.
Previously Ms Davies has invited schools in her electorate to nominate classes to participate in creating drawings, and last year worked alongside the Wheatbelt Health Network to create a collage of photos through the Humans of the Wheatbelt project.
“This year I’m encouraging all children in the age group of six to eleven years to get creative and produce drawings of their impressions of a Wheatbelt Christmas that I can use on my cards,” said Ms Davies.
“I love when children are given a blank piece of paper and create their own interpretations of what Christmas is about in the Wheatbelt.”
“Artwork previously received has ranged from kangaroos pulling Santa’s sleigh, farm scenes and trucks carting wheat to the good old Christmas tree and gifts.”
Mia’s Christmas Card Competition has become an annual tradition within her electorate, with the winning artwork used on her Christmas cards.
Judging always proves to be a difficult task as the illustrations are of such a high standard with the children obviously having spent time thinking about and creating their entry.
“It’s a bit of fun for kids and I am proud to be able to use their designs on my cards,” said Ms Davies.
“I will also present the winner with a number of the printed cards with their design as a keepsake or for their own use.”
Entrants can access the competition online at: www.miadavies.com.au/about/mia-davies/ or by contacting the Northam electorate office on 9622 2871.
The competition opens on Thursday 1st October and closes at 4.00pm on Friday 30th October 2020