Draw your mum and win some great prizes

You can be a winner just by drawing your mum!
You can be a winner just by drawing your mum!

If you want to show your mum just how special she is, then we have the perfect contest for you!

In the run up to Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 10, The Falkirk Herald has teamed up with the Howgate Shopping Centre’s new Kids Club to bring you a great competition with some fantastic prizes.

And all you have to do is draw a picture of your mum!

The competition is open to all our young readers under the age of 16, with two categories – seven and under and eight plus.

Every entry submitted will soon be featured in a special gallery in the Howgate Shopping Centre.

We will also publish a selection of your drawings and paintings in The Falkirk Herald and, if you get your entry in early enough, you may even see it featured in our ‘Draw Your Mum’ supplement on Thursday, March 7.

Readers of the Falkirk Herald and shoppers in the Howgate will then have the opportunity to vote for the drawing they like the best.

The winner in each category will receive a £100 gift card which they can spend on their mum in any of the centre’s shops ... or the budding artists can use it to buy themselves a present!

They will also win a meal for four at Leapark Hotel in Grangemouth so the whole family can go out together for a treat!

Falkirk Herald editor Colin Hume said: ‘‘We’re delighted that the Howgate is again backing what is one of the most popular competitions we run.

‘‘It’s particularly apt that we are linking up with the centre’s new Kids Club, which is another exciting initiative.

‘‘We all love seeing the creative entries that our young readers come up with and we looking forward to the first of them landing on our desk.’’

Howgate marketing manager Margaret Foy, added: ‘‘It’s great to be sponsoring this competition again, which ties in well with the launch of our Kids Club next month. As well as a new mascot, there will be free events and activities.’’

Visit www.into howgate.co.uk to keep up to date with developments.


Entries can either be sent to ‘Draw Your Mum’ Competition, The Falkirk Herald, Unit 4A, Gateway Business Park, Beancross Road, Grangemouth FK3 8WX, or can be handed in at the Howgate Help Desk (outside Argos). Entries must be submitted on paper up to a maximum size of A4. Deadline for entries is noon on Monday, March 4. Entrants must be age 16 or under. Include name, address and contact telephone number on the back of the entry. Please note entries cannot be returned. Usual Falkirk Herald rules apply. Copies on request from the promotions department.