Ahead of Christmas, YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, has launched a nationwide search for a budding artist whose design will appear on its corporate Christmas card, which will be distributed to the company’s contacts, including customers, suppliers and partners.
YPO is calling on teachers and parents to encourage children to create imaginative and festive designs that it can imprint upon its corporate greeting to spread the holiday cheer.
The competition is open to primary school children (aged 5-11) across the UK.
Entries will be judged by YPO, with the winning design demonstrating a fun look and feel, as well as good use of colour and a variety of arts and crafts materials, such as glitter flakes or sequins. The design must be created on a folded A4 sheet of paper and include the child’s name, age, school and a few words on the inspiration behind the design. It should also include the teacher’s or parent’s contact details.
The winner will receive family tickets to a local pantomime and a ‘Winter Scene Classroom Display’ for their class. YPO staff will visit the winner’s school and set up, along with the teacher and pupils, a ‘winter scene’ consisting of an igloo, snowflakes and Christmas trees to add plenty of festive cheer and sparkle to the school setting.
To enter, teachers or parents simply need to email a scan of the design or post the design created by the pupil in an envelope to YPO, addressing Fiona Wilkins, on firstname.lastname@example.org or YPO Christmas Card Competition, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE. The competition will close on Thursday 24th November.
Jo Marshall, Executive Director at YPO, said: “Arts and crafts is a significant part of the overall learning experience, and the festive season provides us with a great opportunity to involve pupils in creating something fun and unique. Our Christmas card competition is designed to do just that, by getting children to help us spread the cheer, whilst having the chance to earn a memorable experience for their families and classmates., That’s why we’re encouraging all pupils to participate and start creating some wonderful designs for us to choose from, developing their artistic skills in the process.”
Recently, YPO launched its Christmas and Celebrations 2016 range which includes more than 670 products to help teachers and pupils bring the festive period to life. For more information on the latest range, visit www.ypo.co.uk.