Christmas art competition 2020Homes Estate Agents is launching a new Christmas art competition for children aged 10 and under, across its offices in Alton, Petersfield, Liphook & Grayshott.

From the 1st December 2020, local children can enter the competition to design a very special Christmas card in two age categories – 5 years and under & from 6 to 10 years. The theme of the card should be a drawing or painting of ‘Santa delivering presents, but sticking to Covid guidelines and wearing his face mask!’

All entries must be received by Monday 21st December and should be put in an envelope, together with a note giving the child’s name, age and a contact phone number or email address for the parents. This should then be taken to any one of the Homes offices in Alton, Petersfield, Liphook & Grayshott and either handed to the teams there or simply posted through the letterbox. For those who cannot get to an office, entries can be scanned and sent in by email to

The competition judging will take place on Tuesday 22nd December and the judges will be the two founders of Homes, the joint managing directors Rob Price and Charlie Barr. The winners, plus the runners-up in both age categories, will be announced at the end of the day and their entries, together will others shortlisted, will take pride of place over Xmas in the Homes office windows for all to see.

Prizes are for the winners in each age category will be £50 worth of e-vouchers to spend in Hobbycraft’s amazing online shop and the runners up will each get £25 worth of vouchers.

Rob Price, from Homes said: “We’ve held a number of children’s art competitions in the past and they’ve always been a huge success and great fun for the kids. Clearly, with Covid 19, it’s been a very strange year and we wanted to encourage a festive theme by getting local children to depict how they think Santa might stick to the ‘face, space and hands’ guidelines when delivering all the presents. We’re certain this is going to spark a great reaction from all young budding artists and we can’t wait to see the results!