SCHOOLCHILDREN are being encouraged to show off their creativity and design a Christmas card as part of a Star competition.

Once again we have teamed up with Palfrey Greer Branding and Graphic Design for the festive search to find top young designers and illustrators.

We want pupils to design their cards and send them into the Star office by next Friday, (November 30).

Those judged to be the outstanding designs will have a pack of cards specially made for them.

Send entries to Advertising department, St Helens Star, 23a Hardshaw Street, St Helens, WA10 1RT or drop them in at the office before 5pm on weekdays.

Entries should include the pupil’s name, address, school and a contact phone number.