Get creative for a good cause

Join in the Algarve Resident’s Christmas card design competition and help to raise funds for a worthy cause.

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Algarve Resident invites readers, of all ages, to design a 2009 Christmas card which will be sold later in the year to raise funds for Lagoa council’s voluntary fire brigade.

An independent panel of judges will pick the best designs, which will be used in a selection of Christmas cards to be launched later this year. Entries to this competition will be accepted in a variety of formats including drawings, paintings, photographs and computer designs and can be sent by email, by post or on a CD.

To enter, simply send your design to, alternatively it can be posted or handed in personally to the Algarve Resident offices located at Rua Visconde de Lagoa, n˚2 and 3, 8400-329, Lagoa.

Please ensure that you include your full name, age, address and contact telephone number.

The closing date for this competition is Monday, June 15 at 4pm, with winners being advised by telephone prior to their names being published in the newspaper.

Normal Algarve Resident competition Terms & Conditions apply (visit for full details), however, as this competition is for charity, it is open to everyone.

So what are you waiting for? Get creative and send us your fantastic designs! And

remember it’s all for a good cause.

For more information about this initiative, please telephone Inês Lopes on 282 342 936.