AN ANNUAL Christmas Card competition has returned this year in a bid to spread some festive cheer.

The Annual Christmas Card competition hosted by Jack Sargeant MS and Mark Tami MP for primary school students in Alyn and Deeside will be returning again this year.

All primary schools in the constituency have been invited to submit pupils' designs with a Christmas 2020 theme in mind.

Jack Sargeant MS said: “I am delighted to be hosting our annual Christmas card competition for children in Alyn and Deeside again this year.

“We have received so many fantastic entries in the past and I am looking forward to seeing all the creative designs and getting in the festive spirit.”

Mark Tami MP added: “2020 has been a tough year for us all and so taking part in our annual Christmas card competition is a great way to spread some Christmas cheer. The chosen card will be sent to residents in the constituency as well as to the UK Labour leader Keir Starmer and Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford.”

In line with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, this year’s overall winner will have their design produced as an e-card, to be kind to the environment. Using an ecard will cut out all the excessive paper used, and CO2 emitted by delivering the Christmas Cards.

As this year has been quite different for all of us, the Christmas Card Competition will be running differently also. There won’t be an awards ceremony this year, however there will still be prizes donated by local organisations, which will be sent out in December.

Jack Sargeant added: "We'd like to thank our sponsors Coleg Cambria, Cambria for Business, Toyota, Edwards Homes and WBS Building and Paving Centre for helping us with some wonderful prizes for our winners and runners up."