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Christmas Card Competition launches

Published on 01 October 2012 11:00 AM

Daybreak's Celebrity Children's Christmas Card Competition launches today

To celebrate ITV's Christmas charity appeal Text Santa, Daybreak is giving one lucky youngster the chance to design their very own Christmas card to be sold alongside celebrity creations in shops nationwide.

Sketch Santa is looking for budding young artists to send in their card designs on what Christmas means to them. Be it traditional, modern or humorous, the card designs should include a picture of Santa Claus on the front and be themed around Christmas.

The lucky winner will see their cards sold in a pack of six cards alongside designs created by a host of top celebrity names including The Saturdays, Tulisa, Emmerdale's Matthew Wolfenden and Daybreak presenters Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly.

Sketch Santa cards will be available to buy nationwide from Hallmark, Asda and charity stores. A proportion of the profits from each pack of cards soldwill be donated to Text Santa which this year is helping six charities:  Age UK, Anthony Nolan, Carers UK, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Together for Short Lives and Whizz-Kidz.

The competition launches today - Monday 1st October - and is open to entries from children aged six to 16 years old.

How to enter

To enter, visit the Daybreak website, link in new window

Simply download and fill in the application form and submit your design either by email to or by post and your Sketch Santa card could be on the shelves this Christmas.

Entries must arrive at Daybreak by Tuesday 9 October at 18.00 and must be submitted with the entry form.

The card must be:
(a) An original design, not having been previously created by any person or persons other than the child on whose behalf you are entering the card design.
(b) It must be produced with the dimensions 195 - 137 mm with no text in the top left corner (dimensions 60 x 30 mm) and be in portrait format.
(c) It must depict a Christmas scene including Santa Claus and what Christmas means to the child who has created it. A text seasonal greeting in English should also be submitted.
(d) Entrants must be at least six years old on the openingdate, up to and including 16 year olds.

Notes to editors 

Daybreak is on ITV1 weekdays from 6am - 8.30am

Text Santa is ITV's annual charity appeal which raises money for six UK based charities. The appeal culminates in a live extravaganza airing on Friday 21st December and featuring many of ITV's best-loved presenters, star guests, liveperformances and special mini episodes of ITV's biggest shows. This year's charities are Age UK, Anthony Nolan, Carers UK, Marie Curie CancerCare, Together for Short Lives and Whizz-Kidz.

Full terms and conditions for Sketch Santa are at: link in new window

For further information, please contact: Sarah Gaffney 0207 827 7063  


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