You, yes you, could be switch­ing on the fes­tive lights this hol­i­day sea­son!

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Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODPOSTER - JBJ RE­PORTER

IF YOU’RE be­tween six and 14years-old, you could help the Mayor of Cape Town switch on the fes­tive sea­son lights next month!

The City of Cape Town is run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion for chil­dren to stand a chance to help Mayor Pa­tri­cia de Lille switch on the fes­tive lights.

In keep­ing with this year’s “We Love Africa” theme for the an­nual Fes­ti­val of Lights, the com­pe­ti­tion is about em­brac­ing what is won­der­ful about be­ing African.

Chil­dren be­tween the ages of 6 to 14 are in­vited to sub­mit an en­try, de­scrib­ing why they love liv­ing in Africa.

The four win­ners will join Mayor De Lille on stage for the of­fi­cial switch- on of the lights at 8.30pm on De­cem­ber 6 at the Grand Pa­rade.

Each child will re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate con­firm­ing their Spe­cial Star sta­tus and will also have the op­por­tu­nity to have their pho­to­graph taken with the mayor and one of the artists per­form­ing on the night.

“This fes­tive sea­son we want to pro­mote in­clu­sive­ness in Cape Town, which is why we’ve cho­sen the We Love Africa theme. We may have dif­fer­ent back­grounds and cul­tures but we are all Africans,” said De Lille.

The City Fes­ti­val of Lights cel­e­bra­tion will take place on De­cem­ber 6 and will mark the start of the sum­mer hol­i­day sea­son.

The clos­ing date for com­pe­ti­tion en­tries is Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 2.

En­trants must ex­plain why they love liv­ing in Africa, in up to 50 words.

En­tries must in­clude name, age, phys­i­cal ad­dress and con­tact num­ber and must be e- mailed to: weloveafrica@es­pAfrika.com

Chil­dren who do not have ac­cess to a com­puter or the in­ter­net can use city’s SmartCape com­put­ers in more than 100 li­braries across the city.

These pro­vide res­i­dents with free ac­cess to the in­ter­net for up to 45 min­utes each, daily.

CHEER­FUL CROWD: Thou­sands of peo­ple pack Ad­der­ley Street for the Cape Town Fes­ti­val of Lights last year dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son.

AC­TION: The City of Cape Town lights up a sec­tion of Ad­der­ley Street last year.

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