05:18AM, Friday 16 November 2012
There are just a few days left for children to enter the competion to design a Christmas card for Maidehead MP and Home Secretary Theresa May.
She is asking children to create a card which has visual appeal and humour and said the winning entry would be sent to hundreds of people including Prime Minister David Cameron.
The closing date is Monday.
The competition is for children under 13 and Mrs May said it gives youngsters a chance to show their creative side.
“The cards should be visually appealing and I also like a bit of humour, a few years ago I remember we had flying Christmas puddings which was fun,” she said.
“Some really great designs come in and you can see the children have put a lot of thought and effort into them.”
The winner will receive a family trip to a theme park of their choice in the UK and accommodation with breakfast donated by the Holiday Inn in Manor Lane, Maidenhead.
General manager Stephen Harron said: “We did this last year and it’s fantastic to see the number and quality of entries. The girl who won last year was over the moon to win and it’s great to be involved.”
Runners-up will also have their designs printed on the back of the cards.
Entries should be marked Theresa May’s Christmas Card and sent to Maidenhead Advertiser, 48 Bell Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1HX.
They should also include the name, age and school of the entrant and a daytime contact number for their parent or guardian.
The closing date for entries is Monday, November 19.
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