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The popular Christmas card competition has been expanded to more primary school students.

Image: Doggone it: Hayley Shepherd and Education Minister Sarah Mitchell hold Hayley's winning design.

‘All I want for Christmas’ is the theme of this year’s competition for students to design a Christmas card for the Minister for Education and Early Learning, Sarah Mitchell, and senior department executives.

The annual competition is now open to students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

The winning artist will have their artwork featured on the Minister’s 2022 Christmas card and receive a book pack and 20 copies of the card. The runners up will feature on cards for the Department of Education Secretary, Georgina Harrisson, and Deputy Secretaries – School Performance, Murat Dizdar and Leanne Nixon.

The competition has previously been open only to Kindergarten students. Last year’s winning image from Hayley Shepard from Surveyors Creek Public School in Glenmore Park featured a dream of waking up to a puppy in Santa’s stocking.

How to enter

Schools can submit artwork entries on behalf of students by email to mcc@det.nsw.edu.au by 5pm on 17 October 2022. Please name saved artwork files in the format of schoolname-firstname-lastname.png, such as Christmas-PS-Santa-Claus.png.

Artworks can be created in any medium but should be no larger than 21cm x 30cm (A4). The artworks may be in portrait or landscape format.

The winning artists will be notified by 29 October 2022.

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