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Council launch children’s colouring competition

By Connor Steel

FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL have invited local youngsters to participate in an annual summer colouring competition which was officially launched earlier this week; the organising team confirming the huge range of prizes available for 5 lucky winners and publishing full details on how children can get involved in this activity.

Colouring sheets have been printed and have been made available from reception in the Civic Offices, whilst collections can be undertaken at council summer events. This includes their 999 Day this weekend, Play Day on August 9, Bygone (September 9), and Community First Wessex’s Community Showcase (September 30).

Digital copies may further be downloaded by visiting for no costs; with no known restrictions on what can be used to add the colour. Parents are asked to simply take a photo of all completed sheets and email it to; alongside the age and name of their child to ensure an entry.

This “free” competition will shut for entries from October 6 (Friday) and under eleven year olds are allowed to take part, with all winners due to be selected by Fareham Mayor Fred Birkett shortly after this set date. Once these winners have been informed their names and entries will be shared across the council media platforms

There will be five winners selected with “first prize” having the honour of switching on the Christmas Lights in November, joining both the Mayor and Father Christmas for an unique occasion. Four free bowling vouchers, courtesy of the new Bowl Central Fareham, will further be awarded to the “second prize winner” for their use.

Other listed prizes include free passes to enjoy rock climbing, a family swim voucher, and access to soft play facilities; which can be used at Fareham or Holy Hill Leisure Centre and are all courtesy of Everybody Active. More information such as detailed terms and conditions will be provided before all these prizes are given out.

More information on this competition can be explored via, which also covers the summer activities upcoming throughout the six week holidays and community occasions that are open for all.

PICTURED BY PIXABAY: Colouring is a key theme of summer creative competition for Fareham youngsters.