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Christmas Artwork Competition 2020 now open!

Gerard Gough

MISSIO Scotland's annual Christmas Artwork Competition is now open for this year.

The popular contest invites children in Catholic primary schools throughout Scotland to show off their artistic talents and bring to life the 'greatest story ever told,' the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

As part of the competition, pupils are asked to depict one of the following:

  • The Nativity, ie a manger scene with Jesus, Mary and Joseph

  • The Three Wise Men presenting the gifts or following the star

  • The Shepherds in their fields, seeing the angel or visiting the manger

  • Our Lady with the Baby Jesus

  • Mary and Joseph travelling to Bethlehem

  • The new-born Baby Jesus in the manger

  • The Angel Gabriel

After the Missio Scotland team take possession of all the entries, a winner is chosen from each diocese and, as well as receiving a prize, the winners will have their entries made into Missio Scotland Christmas Cards the following year and also have the chance to have their work displayed in their respective cathedral.

The Covid-19 pandemic has put paid to our efforts to have last year's winners efforts made into Christmas Cards for this year, however they will form part of double packs to be sold in 2021!

So why not put pen to paper, take part in Missio Scotland’s Christmas Artwork Contest and take your turn at telling the greatest story ever told.

Entries must be submitted by Friday December 4 and the winners will be notified on the week commencing December 14.

Thank You and God Bless from everyone at Missio Scotland.

For entry forms and a host of Missio Scotland Advent resources visit:

To purchase Missio Scotland Christmas Cards, featuring previous winners' artwork, visit:

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