Do you have an idea for a unique Christmas light? Enter your design for a chance to be featured in Manchester City Centre!


As part of the Our Year Campaign, in partnership with Blachere Illuminations, we are running a very exciting competition for children and young people to design a new Christmas Motif! The winners will have their drawings created into an illuminated motif that will be displayed in the City Centre for eight weeks as part of the festive programme on Cathedral Walk.


The competition offers a fantastic creative arts project capturing the imagination of Manchester’s children and young people; We are hoping that schools can all encourage participation, and the initiative will add a new dimension to the City’s popular festive lighting scheme.


To enter, please print off the entry form, ask the children/young people to draw their design and scan and send to


The entry form can be found by clicking here.


You can also send hard copies to Blachere Illumination UK Ltd, Manchester Illumination Competition, Gladstone Place, Ladybank, Cupar, KY15 7LB


The deadline is Monday 13th June.


There will be winners in the following categories, Under 5’s, Primary, Secondary and Post 16.


Good Luck!