It may not be snowing yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!

Once again this year students from elementary schools across the city will have the opportunity to participate in my annual Christmas Card Contest!  As part of this fun initiative, we feature our favourite holiday themed artwork from a local student as the cover of my 2017 Christmas Card!

Elementary school children from all Ottawa schools and school boards are eligible to participate. To enter the contest, students can submit their artwork on a ‎4 1/8″ x 9 1/2″ piece of paper, which is the size of a standard business envelope, no later than October 30, 2017.

On all submissions, please ensure that each piece of art has the student’s name, their teacher’s name, their grade and their school’s name clearly marked on the back of the artwork. The student whose artwork is selected will be presented with a congratulatory certificate at Ottawa City Hall to thank them for their participation.

Submissions can be mailed to:

Office of Mayor Jim Watson

City of Ottawa

110 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa, Ontario

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I look forward to seeing your creative and festive Christmas Card artwork!

Jim Watson

Mayor, City of Ottawa