To celebrate the launch of the 2017 Real Advent Calendar a special competition has been announced. Schools, churches and children’s groups are invited to design their own Advent Calendar. There are three first prizes of £150 in each category and three runners-up prizes of £50. All winners and runners-up will also receive a box of our Host of Angels Christmas tree decorations.
Philip Haley, from the Meaningful Chocolate Company, said; “It couldn’t be easier. We would like children to design the front of an Advent Calendar by taking inspiration from the Gospel accounts of the birth of Jesus. The Real Advent Calendar is the UK’s only Fairtrade Advent calendar which comes with a free book which tells the Christmas story and which raises money for charity. We are really interested to see what young people would feature on their own Real Advent Calendar to help tell the Christmas story.”
You can read more about the Real Advent Calendar here
The competition is open to primary schools, secondary schools, Sunday schools / Messy Church or other youth groups such as Guides, Boys’ Brigade etc.
All entries must be completed on A4 paper. On the back of each entry you need to indicate the name of child, age, title of the school/church/group and a contact number. The contact number should be that of the school or leader of the group only and not the child.
Winning entries will be notified by 4th December.
Note: there is no need to draw the doors or numbers on the entries.
Entries should be sent to MCC Basement Suite, 11a Eagle Brow, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0LP and must arrive by 5pm on Monday 20th November. We regret that we will be unable to return posters or to receive entries via email. The competition is open to all children but limited to one entry per person.
Cheques for £150 and £50 will be made to the nominated group and the entrant will receive a box of our Fairtrade Christmas crackers and tree decorations.
Results will be announced online.