Youngsters awarded for winning entries to Mike's ninth Christmas card competition

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Mike with his 2023 Christmas card competition winners for the prize presentation at Merry Hill

Mike with his 2023 Christmas card competition winners for the prize presentation at Merry Hill
Mike with his 2023 Christmas card competition winners for the prize presentation at Merry Hill

Eight lucky winners from schools across Dudley South have been awarded for artistic entries to Mike’s annual Christmas card competition.  

Arranged by Mike, the competition saw more than 1000 entries submitted. 

After whittling it down to an overall winner and 7 runners up, Mike said:  

“We’ve got so much Christmas spirit here in Dudley South, and I always enjoy running this competition to help encourage the creativity of our youngsters at this special time of year – so I’d like to give a big thank you to all the brilliant young artists who entered.  

“I’d also like to thank Merry Hill and the other organisations who have donated prizes to help us celebrate the talent of this year's winners, and I hope shoppers will enjoy seeing these 8 fantastic designs on the digital displays here at Merry Hill over the Christmas period.” 

As well as making it onto the Mike’s Christmas card which is sent all over the country – to other MPs, Mayors and even to the King – the 8 winning designs are also being displayed on digital screens at Merry Hill.  

Merry Hill also awarded the winners with gift cards, and additional prizes were given by Cadbury World, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley Zoo and the Red House Glass Cone.  

Jonathan Poole, Centre Manager at Merry Hill said:  

“We’re delighted to support the Christmas card competition, we look forward to hosting this each year. It’s always fantastic to see the artistic talent in our local schools. 

“The festive season is in full swing at Merry Hill and this community competition is another heart-warming addition to it. As a centre have many partnerships in the surrounding community and it’s especially important to us at this time of year.” 

We’ve got so much Christmas spirit here in Dudley South, and I always enjoy running this competition to help encourage the creativity of our youngsters at this special time of year