MP joins forces with Olympics organisers for this year’s Christmas card competition

Lynne with 2010 Christmas card winner

In celebration of the upcoming year of sport with London hosting the 2012 Games, Lynne Featherstone MP has this year joined forces with the Olympic organisers to launch her annual Christmas card competition.

The Hornsey and Wood Green MP is making the theme of this year’s Christmas card competition, which she has been running since 2005, ‘an Olympic Christmas’. She is inviting primary school students from all local schools to join in by drawing pictures that are Olympics or Paralympics and Christmas themed.

As always, the winning entry will feature on the cover of her Christmas card, to go out to thousands of people across the area, and the winner will this year also go on a special tour of the Olympic park with the Liberal Democrat MP. The winner’s class will also get 2012 Games memorabilia, and the chance to win tickets for the Games.

Lynne Featherstone MP comments:

“2012 will be something really special with London hosting the Games. I thought making this year’s competition Olympics themed was a wonderful opportunity to get primary school students excited about the Olympics and Paralympics.

“Schools are also being encouraged to join the 2012 organisers’ Get Set programme, where they will all get the chance to win tickets for both of the Games.

“I look forward to seeing some fun sporty entries this year, and taking the winner on an Olympic tour!”

Lynne Featherstone MP attends launch party of Crouch End schoolboy’s latest comic

Lynne Featherstone MP, Zoom Rockman and Rokesley Junior School headteacher Bola Sonoye-Thomas at the launch party in the Big Green Bookshop, Wood Green.

To check out the latest edition of ‘The Zoom’, a comic created by ten-year-old Zoom Rockman from Crouch End, Lynne Featherstone MP on Friday attended the launch party at the Big Green Bookshop.

The comic, now in its third edition, was founded in 2009 by the then 9-year- old Rokesly Junior student, Zoom, who writes, designs, draws and prints the publication himself.

Lynne Featherstone MP first met Zoom when he drew the winning design, for her 2010 Christmas card, of Santa flying over Wood Green Shopping City.

Lynne Featherstone MP comments:

“I knew Zoom had something extra when I saw his entry for my Christmas Card Competition. Apart from being a really talented artist, he also has a real fun sense of humour that immediately grabbed my attention.

“But I didn’t realize quite how innovative and entrepreneurial he is – writing, designing, drawing and printing his own, very funny comic! I’m very impressed, and sure the future will hold great things, both for Zoom Rockman, and for ‘The Zoom’!”

Zoom's Wood Green Santa 5th winner of Lynne Featherstone's Christmas Card competition

Lynne Featherstone and competition winner Zoom RockmanWith his festive, innovative and eye-catching design of Santa flying over Wood Green Shopping city, ten year old Zoom Rockman today became the fifth winner of Lynne Featherstone MPs annual Christmas card competition.
The Hornsey and Wood Green MP congratulated the Rokesly Junior student with a certificate and book vouchers, and his winning design will appear on the thousands of Christmas cards being sent out across the borough in December.
Lynne Featherstone was sent hundreds of entries from primary school students across the constituency and, in addition to the winning entry, two runners-up were selected, whose pictures will appear on the back of the card. These are: Georgia Aberdeen from Highgate Primary and Katy O’Neill from Campsbourne Primary.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“Zoom’s Wood Green Santa was truly eye catching – it feels really contemporary and fun and I’m really looking forward to seeing it on the cover of my Christmas card.
“The students at Hornsey and Wood Green’s Primary Schools never fail to impress me with their innovation and fun creations. Thanks also to the runners-up Georgia Aberdeen and Katy O’Neill for their colourful and clever designs.”

Lynne Featherstone MP on visit to festive arts class for Christmas card competition

Lynne Featherstone and year four students at Highgate primaryTo see the children at Highgate Primary in full creative Christmas spirit, drawing entries for her fifth annual card competition, Lynne Featherstone MP on Friday visited the Storey Road school.
This year the Hornsey and Wood Green MP has decided not to set a theme for the competition, instead the children are encouraged to draw what Christmas means to them. The Highgate children were drawing a range of colourful designs, from Christmas trees to stars and snowmen. The competition deadline is the 11th November, and the winner will be announced shortly after that.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“It’s so wonderful to see the children having so much fun and getting in to the Christmas spirit as they create their festive designs for the competition.
“The decision this year to have an open theme has worked really well – the kids are really using their full imagination and creativity to make wonderful colourful, sparkling designs.
“I have certainly seen some real contenders here, and can’t wait to see the rest of this year’s entries!”

Lynne Featherstone MP on the hunt for festive design as she launches fifth annual Christmas card competition

Christmas card winners 2006 - 2009Lynne Featherstone MP is this week on the hunt for Hornsey and Wood Green’s most festive and Christmas themed picture, as she launches her fifth annual Christmas card competition.
The Liberal Democrat MP is calling on children in Hornsey and Wood Green to use their imagination to create the winning Christmas design for the thousands of Christmas cards she is sending out this December. This year’s competition has an open theme, to encourage the children’s festive imagination to run free.
The competition, which is open to children at all primary schools in Hornsey and Wood Green, is running until the 11th November.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“The Christmas card competition is one of the most fun things in my winter diary – and I am sure this year will not disappoint.
“I decided on an on open theme this year to really encourage the children to use their imagination and create something really festive and fun. I can’t wait to pop into an arts class at one of the local schools to see the creativity in action!”