We are asking children, mums, dads, aunts, uncles and grandparents to grab their pencils and crayons and get creative. Your festive design could become one of Home-Start UK’s Christmas cards for 2020!

The competition is free to enter, open to all children and adults and will be divided into four categories:

  • Category 1        ages 0-5
  • Category 2        ages 6-10
  • Category 3        ages 11-16
  • Category 4        Adults

We are looking for a design that captures what the festive season looks like or feels to you, so be as creative as you like!


How to enter:

  • All entries need to be sent to us by post. Unfortunately, we cannot accept entries submitted by email or via social media.
  • Please ensure you put your name, address and date of birth on the back of each design you submit.
  • For each child’s entry (categories 1-3), we will also require a parental signature.
  • Please send entries to Home-Start UK, Design a Christmas Card Competition, Home-Start UK, The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX.
  • All entries must be received by Home-Start UK no later than 17th January 2020. All entries received after this date will not be included in this competition.


How the winners will be chosen

  • Home-Start UK will choose their top three designs from each of the four categories.
  • These twelve designs will be shared via social media and it will up to the public to vote to choose the winners, one from each category.
  • The four winning designs (one from each category) will be used in our 2020 Christmas card collection.
  • Each winner will receive their entry design framed and we will also send you a pack of the winning card designs.
  • By submitting your design to us, you are agreeing to allow Home-Start UK to use the design for our 2020 Christmas card collection.
  • It is the decision of Home-Start UK whether to use any artwork and our decision is final.
  • Home-Start UK will announce the winners from each category via our website and social media by 31st January 2020.



Competition Rules                                     
  1. Entries to this competition will be accepted via post only.
  2. Entry to the competition is restricted to one entry per person.
  3. Entries to the competition will be accepted from children up to 16 years of age. Written permission from a parent or guardian will be required to confirm acceptance of the prize and agreement to post-promotion publicity.
  4. Entries to the competition will be accepted from Adults over the age of 16.
  5. The twelve designs (three from each category) will be chosen by the Home-Start UK judging panel for the best entries for a Home-Start UK Christmas card and will go to a public vote via social media.
  6. The winning cards from Category 1, 2 and 3 will be printed in mixed packs.
  7. The winning card from Category 4 will be printed and will be in a pack of its own.
  8. The winners will be contacted via email or post. The winner's name will be displayed on our website and on the cards when printed. 
  9. The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. The competition will run until 5.00 pm on 17th January 2020.
  11. All winners will be notified by 31st January 2020.
  12. All pictures submitted are not returnable.
  13. Paid staff members of Home-Start UK or local Home-Starts and their families are excluded from the competition.