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8 October, 2021

Christmas cheer in Leichhardt

FEDERAL Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on Far North Queensland kids to illustrate different ways of showcasing “The Magic of Christmas” for his 2021 Leichhardt Christmas Card competition.

Now in its eleventh year, the competition is open to all children in Leichhardt aged from 5 to 12 years inclusive.

The winning illustrations will feature on Mr Entsch’s annual Christmas card, distributed to his parliamentary colleagues and contacts across Cairns and Far North Queensland.

“Each year I really look forward to seeing what our local students come up with,” Mr Entsch said.

“I receive hundreds of entries each year from children all across Cairns and Far North Queensland, using a range of items such as glitter and glue, crayons, pencils, collage and scrapbooking to express their creativity.

“So, for this year’s Christmas Card Competition, I would love for kids to show the different ways of showcasing “The Magic of Christmas.”

Mr Entsch again thanked Cairns Penny for its ongoing sponsoring of the competition.

“The Cairns Penny team continues to show their support for our community and have once again donated $150, $100, and $50 First Penny accounts for our first, second, and third prize-winners,” he said.

“They have also provided an additional five $20 accounts for designs that show special merit.”

Cairns Penny CEO Peter Phillips said the organisation enjoyed being able to support the artistic flair of kids in Far North Queensland.

“This year we will again be displaying the entries on the Cairns Penny wall for everyone to come in and admire throughout the holiday season and throughout the year,” Mr Phillips said.

“It has become our own Christmas tradition and one that our customers have grown to love.”

All schools have received the application forms and conditions of entry this week, so that students can start designing their entries.

The competition will close Friday, November 5 at 5pm.

Forms can also be collected from Mr Entsch’s office at 200 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt.

All entries should be dropped off at Mr Entsch’s office, or posted to PO Box 14, Bungalow, Queensland, 4870.

To be eligible for consideration for a prize they must be the original entry, on theme, in a horizontal A4 format, with a completed application form attached.

All entrants will receive a personalised Certificate of Appreciation.

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