Christmas is almost upon us and while it may look and feel very different this year, we think that’s more of a reason to celebrate it as best we can.

For many people in our local community, Christmas can be a lonely time of the year and lots of people are isolated. This can have a big impact on their emotional wellbeing. Sending someone a message to let them know you’re thinking about them can make all the difference. So, we’re asking all schools in Middlesbrough and Stockton to design a Christmas card and we’ll pick five winning designs.

The chosen cards will be downloadable (for a small donation) from our website so people can print them at home or send them electronically to their friends or family in time for Christmas.

We’ll also use the winning design as our official Christmas card across the organisation and will send it to hundreds of isolated and vulnerable people across Teesside so they know they are not alone this Christmas.

We really hope every school gets involved but you can also enter yourself if you want to.


                          For Primary Schools                                                              For Secondary Schools


Who can take part?

The competition is open to both primary and secondary school children and a panel of judges will select one winning design from EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4.

What can you win?

The winning schools will receive a workshop based around improving wellbeing in your school community for their class lead by our Children and Young People’s team. Each winner will also receive 50 printed cards featuring their winning design.

What do you have to do?

If you’re a child in Middlesbrough or Stockton then you simply have to draw, paint or design a Christmas card design.

Please add your name, year group and school name to the back of the picture so your entry can be identified. 

When is the deadline?

All entries must be received no later than Wednesday 25 November by 5pm.

How to submit entries

You can scan/photograph and email the entries to [email protected] but please keep all original artwork until after the judging process.

Or you can post all your entries to us at:

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind

The Mind Centre

90-92 Lothian Road



Once all entries are received the judges will meet to select a winning design.

When will the winner be announced?

The winners will be announced on Monday 30 November.

 How will the prize be redeemed?

Fifty printed cards will be delivered to the winners no later than the 7 December 2020.

The school workshop will be booked in with the Children and Young People’s team for delivery in 2021.


The cards will be available for download on the Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind website from Tuesday 1 December 2020.