WE have received hundreds of fantastic entries for our Design a Card competition.

Dozens of schools have taken part and talented children have also sent in entries themselves.

The judges had an extremely difficult time choosing from all the wonderful designs from children, aged between four and 11, to arrive at the shortlist you see on the following pages, which have been sponsored by the Mill Gate Shopping Centre.

Now it is time for readers to study the images and choose their favourites.

The winning design will be the one that receives the most votes and the winners will have their designs printed as Christmas cards by Impression (Bolton) Ltd for them to send out to friends and family.

They will also each receive a large chocolate Santa courtesy of Slattery of Whitefield.

To vote for the design of your choice simply complete the coupon on this page and send it to Design a Card Competition, Editorial Department, The Bolton News, The Wellsprings, Civic Centre, Bolton BL1 1AR by November 23. Only original coupons will be accepted. The winner will be the one who receives the most votes.

To vote online email lisa.schofield@nqnw.co.uk with Design a Card in the subject line and include the name and age of the child whose design you are voting for. Only one vote will be accepted from each email address.

For full terms visit newsquest.co.uk/terms.