Birmingham Children’s Art and Design Competition

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market will mark its 20th anniversary this year, so to celebrate children in the city are being invited to create a new design for the market’s festive shopping bags.

Young artists are being asked to create a festive image, using the theme Christmas in Birmingham fitting the design brief below. The winning design will feature on the market’s paper bags. The competition is open to Birmingham children, aged 11 and under.

The winner and two runners up will be invited to take part in the official Opening Ceremony and Christmas light switch on.

All entries must be submitted as portrait images, i.e. taller than they are wider. When printed on the bags the design will be 28cm tall and 20cm wide. Pictures/designs can use up to a maximum of five different colours on a white background.

The deadline for entries is Friday 28 June 2019.

Paper entries should be sent to: The BFCM Schools Competition, European & International Affairs,  The Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB.

Electronic designs – and any queries – can also be sent to

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market