John Lamont MP and Rachael Hamilton MSP have launched their annual Christmas card competition this year, with a twist.
This year, people can send in a photo or a drawing for an ‘e-Christmas card’. Both politicians are asking Borderers to send in their interpretations on the theme of Christmas.
If you decide to take a photo, please make sure your entry has your full name, email address, postcode and where the photo was taken. The photo doesn’t have to be taken in 2020, photographs from years gone by are also permitted, but any people in the photograph must not be identifiable.
For drawings, please email with your full name, email address, postcode and a scanned copy of your drawing.
The winner will be given the opportunity to donate £100 to a Borders’ charity of their choice, and the winning photograph or drawing will be used for the front of the e-Christmas card sent across the Borders.
Both Lamont and Hamilton believe it will be a good opportunity for people to enjoy a winter walk and take in the beautiful Borders scenery.
Rachael Hamilton MSP said:
“Living during a pandemic, life has not been the same”
“We want to bring some festive cheer in the run up to Christmas as well as supporting a charity of your choice”
“The Borders offers a rich chance to capture a picture or a drawing of its people, buildings and landscapes, contemporary or traditional and we’re asking you to capture what the Borders means to you at Christmas time”
“Dig out your camera, or your pencils; and get creative”
John Lamont MP said:
“We know Christmas will be different this year and we must continue to drive down the virus by adhering to the rules.
“I hope that 2021 will be a more positive year, with the news of successful vaccine trials.
“Our e-Christmas card competition is a good way of enjoying the great Borders’ outdoors.
“We look forward to seeing entries from across the Borders and your take on our theme”.