The Mayor of Ivybridge, Cllr Alan Spencer is asking children aged 11 and under who live in Ivybridge to show off their artistic talents and create an Ivybridge-themed picture for our official Mayor’s Christmas Card! The more creative the better!

It is free to enter and the winning design will be used as the Mayor’s official Christmas Card for 2023 and sent out to various contacts. The winner will also receive 20 cards for their own use. Cards will also be on sale at The Watermark, in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charity, Ivybridge Caring.

All entries should be A5 size (half a piece of A4 paper), the original copy and hand drawn or painted. Please do not fold your entry. Please write your name and age along with your parent or guardian’s name, postcode and phone number on the back of your entry.

Please ensure that your parent or guardian is aware that you are entering / entries must be submitted by an adult over the age of 18.

Entries close at midday on Friday 20 October 2023.

Entries should be posted to: Ivybridge Town Council, Town Hall, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ. You can also deliver them to us by hand during office hours or to The Watermark.

Terms & conditions

There is no cash alternative.

Entrants can only submit one picture

The winning picture will be chosen for its suitability by the Mayor. Judging will be confidential. The judge’s decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.

We reserve the right to not choose any of the designs.

Ivybridge Town Council reserves the right to exclude any image that we believe does not meet the criteria. Ivybridge Town Councils decisions as to the eligibility of individual pictures will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party.

By entering this competition all entrants grant Ivybridge Town Council the right to publish and exhibit their picture and the right to publish and exhibit their picture in print, on social media or on their website and create cards for sale. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses.

Any designs submitted may be used on our website and social media. We only use first names and age and will not disclose details that could identify the child or parent.

The winner may be asked to take part in promotional activity including the use of their photograph in connection with publicity about the prize subject to mutual agreement.

Contact details provided will only be used to get in touch if you are a winner. We will not use details for any marketing purposes. The winner(s)' details will not be passed on to any third-parties.

Any personal data submitted by the entrants or winner(s) will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries not fully received for whatever reason.

Winners will be notified by telephone by midday on 27 October 2023.

Ivybridge Town Council reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

Submitting an entry to the competition is confirmation of acceptance of these terms and conditions.