THEY say a picture can paint a thousand words, but Jonathan Reynolds is looking for one image that will say just two . . . ‘Happy Christmas!’
The Stalybridge and Hyde MP has launched a competition challenging local residents to come up with a suitable image for his parliamentary Christmas Card.
The winning design will be selected by a panel of judges, including cartoonist Tony Husband, photographer Paul Wolfgang Webster and Jonathan Reynolds.
And once made into a card, it will then be sent to hundreds of recipients, across the Stalybridge and Hyde constituency and beyond.
Last year Mr Reynolds selected an image of Hyde Town Hall, decorated in festive lights and covered in snow for his parliamentary Christmas Card. And this year he is hoping to find a similar image that will put the spotlight on a part of the Stalybridge and Hyde constituency, which includes parts of Dukinfield, Longdendale, and Mossley.
He said: "I am proud to represent the people of Stalybridge and Hyde – and I am always looking for opportunities to highlight our strengths, our successes and our achievements.
"Those of us who live here already know there are areas of the constituency that are truly picturesque. And I believe a Christmas Card is the ideal opportunity to highlight the beauty of our area more widely.
"Last year I featured a photograph of Hyde Town Hall taken by a local resident. And this year I’m challenging residents to submit a wintry or festive image that’s just as good.
"I know there are many talented photographers in our area – and I can’t wait to see the images that are entered."
To enter the competition complete the entry form by clicking here and send it with your photograph to Office of Jonathan Reynolds MP, Hyde Town Hall, Market Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1AL.
If you wish to submit an electronic image to the competition, fill in the form below accepting the competition's terms and conditions, then email your image to firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for the competition is Thursday 25 October, 2012. There is no upper or lower age limit, but entrants who are under16 will need to have permission to enter from their parents.