Calling all budding young artists in Blackpool! How about this for an early Christmas present?

There's a bumper bag of goodies to win in our Paint Santa competition
There's a bumper bag of goodies to win in our Paint Santa competition
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Promoted by The Uniform & Leisurewear Company

The Gazette, in conjunction with Uniform & Leisurewear, Blackpool, are giving children across the Fylde Coast area the chance to win a bumper bag of presents for Christmas!

To have the chance to win, all you have to do is paint or draw a picture of Santa Claus.

Paint or draw a picture of Santa Claus to win a great prize

Paint or draw a picture of Santa Claus to win a great prize

We will feature the top entries in the paper in December and the design judged the best by our panel of judges will win a bumper bag of goodies, plus a family ticket to see Horrible Christmas at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool in time for Christmas!

So if you are 12 years old or under, grab your paintbrush or felt tips now and get to work! You can make your drawing as colourful or sparkly as you like!

To enter, simply send your drawing with details of your name, address, age and telephone number (and the name of your school) clearly written on the reverse, to Paint Santa, Blackpool Gazette, (JPI Media) 15 Olympic Court, Boardmans Way, Whitehills Business Park, Blackpool, FY4 5GU.

Closing date for entries is Friday December 13th. All entries must be no bigger than A4 size portrait style. Usual JPI Media competition rules apply.

About the sponsor:

The Uniform & Leisurewear Company is proud to be sponsoring the Paint Santa and we are looking forward to seeing all your pictures.

David & Vicki Hoyle run the company along with the company mascot Digger, their rescued black Labrador.

Being very much “hands on” you will often see them serving in one of their shops or working in production.

They are proud that the company is family run, many employees having worked for them for over 15 years; the company employs over 30 staff, doubling up during the summer and back to school periods.

The company's head office, sales office, trade counter, embroidery facilities and warehouses are in Morecambe from where it services its five shops situated around the North West.

The embroidery department has over 30 embroidery heads, which it uses to produce the many intricate designs embroidered on the garments.

Uniform & Leisurewear provide embroidered and printed quality garments for an array of businesses, so whether you are a school, nursery, hotel, restaurant, holiday park, plumber, builder, care home or looking to kit out your sports team, we can assist in making your company or club look professional.

Situated in the heart of Blackpool our shop is on Clifton Street, where our modern and spacious shop stocks uniforms for the whole family whether it is school uniforms, chefs wear, work wear or tunics for health care workers.

Sports goods stocked include crown green bowls, darts, swimming costumes and accessories such as gum shields, shin pads and goggles.

School uniforms are the core of our business supplying over 220 schools across the North West.

Wayne our School Liaison Manager works closely with our schools.

As a member of the Schoolwear Association we sign up to a code of conduct meaning we adhere to high standards, only buying from ethically sourced suppliers and promote fair trading.

We support the campaign Every Child is Worth It highlighting the benefits of school uniform. We know that a uniform creates a sense of community, promoting equality and cohesion and helping pupils to succeed academically.

We look forward to seeing you soon.