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GMP Christmas card competition 2017

We would love children across Greater Manchester to design this year’s official GMP Christmas card.

The winning drawing will be digitised and sent to partners, agencies and individuals who support GMP throughout the year.

This year we are asking people to “Look for the Crook”. Our Christmas Crook is on the loose over the festive season and we are sending three of our special detectives out to find them.

We would like children to design a card that shows the Christmas Crook causing mischief.

There are two age categories for this competition – age 10 - 14 and age 9 and under.

Each category winner will receive a prize, with the overall winner receiving a VIP visit to GMP to meet the dogs and horses that help keep Greater Manchester safe.

The deadline for entries is midnight Monday 20 November, 2017.

All entries should be on A4 paper.

To submit your child’s/ grandchild’s artwork, please either scan or photograph and email it to with the artist’s name, age, address and a parent/guardian’s contact telephone number.

Just posting them on social media will not gain automatic entry into the competition.

Let’s get creative this Christmas!

Terms and conditions

All entries should be on A4 paper

  • A parent will need to send in the entries on the child’s behalf
  • To submit your child’s artwork, please either scan or photograph their entry and email it to along with the artist’s name, age, address and a parent/ guardian’s contact telephone number
  • Just posting the artwork on social media will not gain automatic entry into the competition

More detail:

  • The original paper artwork will be required for the winning entries. If the original artwork cannot be provided, it is at the judge’s discretion to choose an alternative winner that has the original artwork available. The original artwork will be scanned and digitised
  • Entrants must be able to meet with the Chief Constable during early December 2017
  • The winner of each age group and the overall winner will be decided by the Chief Constable Ian Hopkins from a shortlist determined by a panel
  • The overall winner must agree to have their photograph taken with the Chief Constable as part of the prize. The image of the winner will be used in promotional activities by the Force, both internal and external, and be distributed to the media and used on social media














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