Christmas Card Competition 2017

Win £500 for your school

We are delighted to announce the launch of de Poel education’s annual Christmas Card Competition.

We are inviting young artists from primary schools across the UK to design de Poel’s company Christmas e-card for 2017.


How to Enter

To take part all you need to do is enter your school’s designs no later than Friday 24th November **extended to Friday 1st December**. There will be one winner and two runners up.

The design is up to you. It can be traditional, modern or funny, as long as it’s festive!

Download this poster and display it in your school to let everyone know about the competition.

To make this easy, we have created an entry form you can download for your children to design their artwork on, or you can use your own paper – but it can’t be any bigger than A4 in size.

You can send your artwork to us by post, or scan the design and email it to

Christmas Card Competition, de Poel education, Booths Park 1, Chelford Road, Knutsford, WA16 8GS.

Please ensure you fill out the child’s name, age and school on each picture. Unfortunately, artwork cannot be returned.



The lucky winner will receive £50 worth of National Book Tokens, a Cadbury Selection Pack, a Christmas Bauble printed with their own design and a pack of their own Christmas Cards.

Not only this, but the winner’s school will receive £500 in cash, or the equivalent value in National Book Tokens for their library.

Two runners up will also receive prizes.


Terms & Conditions

The Christmas Card Competition is open to children aged 5 to 11 years.  Children must be residents in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.  One entry per child only.  Entries will not be returned.

The closing date for entries is Friday 24th November 2017 ***extended to Friday 1st December***.

Entries should be sent by post (unfolded) to: Christmas Cards, de Poel education, Booths Park 1, Chelford Road, Knutsford WA16 8GS, or scanned in and emailed to

de Poel reserves the right to edit or adapt the drawings submitted.  de Poel reserves the right to publish the winning card and, where consent is provided, details of the winner (e.g. first name, age and school of the entrant) as and where deemed appropriate.  This could include the de Poel website and social media pages.

The winner will be announced on Monday 4th December 2017 and will be notified by the school.

The winner will receive £50 worth of Book Tokens, a Cadbury Selection Pack, plus a Christmas Bauble and a printed pack of Christmas Cards featuring their own design.

The two runners up will receive a Cadbury Selection Pack and a customised Christmas Bauble.

The school with the winning design will receive £500 in cash or the equivalent value in National Book Tokens.

The winning design will be used on the front cover of de Poel’s Christmas e-card, which will be sent to its clients and suppliers via email.  Details of the winner may be included on the card where consent has been given.


About Us

As the leading procurer of temporary cover, we help schools to fulfil their safeguarding obligations by ensuring they have the very best supply teachers in place at the right time.

We understand that budgets are tight, so we look to reduce the cost of temporary staffing by bridging the gap between supply teachers and the agencies which supply them.

As well as leading positions on public sector procurement frameworks such as SUPC, GCCNPS, YPO, ESPO, NEPO , MSTAR2 and CCS, de Poel education has been chosen to manage the supply worker requirements of many schools, academies, colleges and universities.

Read about how we helped Thornbury Academy in Bradford deliver 449 hours of high quality supply cover, whilst achieving nearly £8,000 in cost savings in our most recent case study.