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Exeter Community Initiatives launches Christmas card competition

Local charity, Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI), is launching a competition to design its official Christmas card for 2023.

The theme of the competition is ‘What Christmas in Exeter means to you’.

As well as some wonderful local prizes up for grabs, the first prize design will be made into ECI’s official charity Christmas card for 2023, and will be emailed to all ECI’s supporters, partners and funders. 

The competition has four categories, each with its own prize:

  • Overall Winner & 1st Prize –£25 Amazon voucher
  • Under 6’s – Family entry to the Butterfly & Otter Sanctuary
  • Age 7-11 – Family entry to the Quince Honey Farm
  • Age 12-18 – Two cinema tickets from the Exeter Phoenix
  • 19+ – Boston Tea Party voucher and two-day passes for the Exeter Golf & Country Club

Ellie Taylor, ECI’s Business Operations Manager, said: “This is the first year Exeter Community Initiatives has run a Christmas card competition, so we’re very excited to see the creative talents of Exeter’s budding artists.  A big thanks to all those local businesses who have donated some amazing prizes.  The competition is open to people of all ages so we’re hoping to get lots of entries.  Good luck everyone!”

ECI is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  The charity, which has supported over 50,000 people since 1993, helps people in Exeter and the surrounding area to improve wellbeing and build skills, supports families facing challenges and hardships, and helps communities to thrive.

The deadline to submit all entries is Sunday 3rd December.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday 5th December. 

For guidelines and to download an entry form visit

Entry guidelines

1. Entry fee

£1 per entry and you can enter as many times as you like.

2. Entry form

All entries must be designed on our official entry form template which you can download at or pick up a hard copy at Jelly, 148-149 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AN.  Please do not use glitter or any 3D objects on your design as these are difficult to scan.

3. Submit your entry

There are several ways to submit your entry.

  • Submit your entry form via email to [email protected] and pay your £1 entry fee on line at
  • Post your entry form to Exeter Community Initiatives, 148-149 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AN and pay your £1 entry fee on line.
  • Drop your entry form into our Jelly charity shop,148-149 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AN and pay £1 entry fee at the till or online.

4. Entry Deadline

Deadline to submit all entries is Sunday 3rd December.