What does the Joy of Christmas mean to you?
Chippenham Town Council are asking the Chippenham community to put pens to paper to help them share the joy of Christmas this year. The Council are launching an opportunity to produce a piece of art which will feature in an online advent calendar and town trail throughout December.
To take part, capture what the joy of Christmas means to you as a circular drawing or painting. Entries are open until 12 November and scans or originals can be sent by email, post or in person to Chippenham Town Council. All ages are encouraged to take part.
24 designs will be included in a virtual advent calendar with a new image being shared on the Town Council’s social media each day, produced in partnership with a computing student from Wiltshire College and University Centre.
The designs will also form a trail in windows through the town from 1 December to 3 January, with the opportunity to vote for a Community Choice design who will receive a set of art materials. All 24 designs will be made into tree decorations for the entrants to keep by local resin artist Paige Alexander.
How to enter:
- Create your image! Entries must be circular and between 20cm and 30cm in diameter.
- Download and complete Chippenham Town Council’s Entry Form and Terms & Conditions here. Paper copies are also available from the Town Hall.
- Send your artwork, a good quality scan or original, with your Entry Form to Chippenham Town Council by 12 November 2020. Entries can be sent either to email@example.com , posted to Chippenham Town Council, Town Hall, High Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3ER or delivered in person to the Town Hall.
24 entries will be selected to:
- Feature in a virtual advent calendar, with a new image shared on Chippenham Town Council’s social media each day, produced in partnership with a computing student from Wiltshire College and University Centre.
- Form a trail in windows through the town from 1 December to 3 January, where there will be the opportunity to vote for a Community Choice design who will receive a set of art materials.
- Receive their design made into a tree decoration to keep by local resin artist Paige Alexander.
Chippenham Mayor, Councillor Teresa Hutton, said
“We look forward to receiving a variety of entries from all areas of our community from children and families to groups and individuals. We hope all who enter, view the advent calendar or follow the trail enjoy thinking about what the joy of Christmas means to them.”
For more details, including terms and conditions and how to enter, visit Chippenham Town Council’s website or call 01249 446699.