Norfolk police launch Christmas card competition

Chief constable Simon Bailey. PICTURE: SIMON FINLAY

Chief constable Simon Bailey. PICTURE: SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Children across Norfolk are being urged to show off their artistic flare ahead of Christmas.

A competition to design this year's Norfolk Constabulary Christmas card has been launched.

Chief constable Simon Bailey opened up the competition for under 16s and will be choosing the winning entry.

They will receive a tour of Norfolk police headquarters in Wymondham and also have the opportunity to see their card being printed.

Inspector Rebecca Brown, from Norfolk police's Safer Schools and Youth Engagement Team, said: 'It's great that the chief constable has decided to offer young people a chance to put their creative skills to the test and I hope that everyone is able to get a young person they know involved.

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'There aren't any rules about what to send, but as a bit of guidance, we're looking for something fun, festive and with a policing theme.

'The Safer Schools and Youth Engagement Team come across bright, imaginative young people every day so I've no doubt we'll receive a lot of exceptional entries that we can be proud to put the Norfolk Constabulary name to.'

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Mr Bailey encouraged people to spread the word and hoped to receive lots of entries.

'As well as seeing their design represent Norfolk Constabulary, the winner's prize should be exciting for any young person,' he said. '[It's] the chance to take a look inside police headquarters and see exactly what goes on behind the uniforms and sirens.

'I'm looking forward to seeing some of the creative ideas that the young people in our county come up with and I'm sure we'll have a fitting design that we can use throughout the festive season.'

• The deadline for entries is Friday, November 6. To enter send a scanned copy of the design and include the child's name, age and the school they attend to

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