The Mayor of Weston-super-Mare, Councillor Ciaran Cronnelly, is thrilled to announce the launch of a festive design competition that will bring out the creative spirit in children aged 7-11. This exciting opportunity invites young artists to craft their vision of “Christmas in Weston-super-Mare” for a chance to have their artwork featured on the Mayor’s official Christmas card and to take part in a truly magical moment – turning on the town’s Christmas lights!

Competition Details:

Submission Deadline: All artwork must be submitted by November 14th, 2023, to the front desk of Weston Museum.

Eligibility: Children aged 7-11 years old are warmly encouraged to participate.

Judging Panel: The Mayor, along with a panel of esteemed councillors, will carefully review all submissions.

Winner’s Grand Moment: The winning artist will have their design featured on the Mayor’s official Christmas card for 2023. Additionally, the talented young artist will be personally invited to join the Mayor in illuminating the town’s Christmas lights on December 2nd 5.25pm, creating a memory that will shine brightly for years to come.

Commemorative Cards: As an extra special touch, the winner will be given printed cards featuring their design to send out to friends and family for Christmas 2024.

Exhibition of Talent: While all submissions cannot be returned to entrants, the runner-up designs will be showcased at a special exhibition at Weston Museum on Saturday, December 16th, 2023, allowing the entire community to appreciate the artistic talent of our young participants.
Mayor Councillor Ciaran Cronnelly shared his enthusiasm for the competition, saying, “I’m launching an exciting competition for children aged 7-11 to draw a picture representing ‘Christmas in Weston-super-Mare.’ I’d love to see as many children and schools involved in the competition as possible, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of the brilliant pictures. Parents and guardians of Weston-super-Mare – if you’re looking for something for your 7-11 year-old child to do over the school holidays, then give them some paper and let them draw, but don’t forget to drop off their work of art at Weston Museum so it can be entered into the competition!”

For further information please contact:
Rebecca Saunders – Civic Officer – Email:

Embrace the magic of Christmas and share your artistic vision with Weston-super-Mare!