Thursday, 12 September 2013

Hobart City Mission Design Competition for Christmas Appeal 2013

Contact: : Mrs Sharn Hitchins, Hobart City Mission
P: 6215 4200 M: 0418 387 635 E: smhitchins@hobartcitymission.org.au W: www.hobartcitymission.org.au

Location: Hobart
Date of Event: 9 – 27 September 2013          Closing Date: 27 September 2013

Intended Audience: Infant school children incorporating Prep to Grade 2 students

A competition for infant school children to design our Christmas Appeal 2013 flyer with a drawing and a sentence answering the question “What does Christmas mean to you?”
This project teaches infant school children about poverty, helping others less fortunate than themselves, encourages generosity, teaching about giving and ways to change the lives of those in our community who are doing it tough and especially at this time of year.

On an A3 sheet of paper, each child will draw a picture that depicts what Christmas means to them. For example, last year’s winning entry answered “Christmas is about happiness and giving to other people.” Thomas, Grade One. The runner up answered “Christmas is spending time with my family. My parents also give me presents that I have never thought of before. I am very lucky.” Nicholas, Grade One. You will note that the child’s Christian name is only used and their Grade. We do not identify the school or the child’s Surname in our flyer.

Prizes on offer include a first prize $30 gift voucher from Toy World and the runner up receives x2 movie tickets for one child and an adult. The winning artwork and answers will be included in our flyer to be sent to our supporters and will be advertised on TV through CSA and at our Christmas Appeal launch on 31 October 2013 at our annual art exhibition.

This project aims to remind children, or indeed make them aware, how blessed they are. When I collected toys and food at last year’s assemblies, children were informed that the gift they had donated to our appeal was more likely to be the only present a child would receive, it truly drove home how lucky they were as many were receiving big ticket items such as iPads, iPods, gaming consoles and computers that year.

All entries are subject to the Privacy Act conditions. The winners are determined by a panel of employees working for the Hobart City Mission. Entries can be returned to the school if requested.

Please help us spread awareness of our Christmas Appeal this year. Your entry could be the winner!