Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a Christmas carol competition ahead of filming its annual Christmas video.

From Dingle bells to Shrewdolph the Red nose reindeer, the search is on for writers to create Shrewsbury themed seasonal lyrics for the Christmas classic, Silent Night.

The winner will have their entry professionally produced and recorded to accompany Shrewsbury BID’s 2016 Christmas video, which will launch in November. The prize includes dinner in Shrewsbury on Lights Switch-On Night (16th November) for the winner and guest plus a shopping voucher worth £100.

Kirsten Henly, Shrewsbury BID Executive Director said: “If you love the Christmas season then this is a great opportunity to show off your writing talent. The atmosphere in Shrewsbury at Christmas time is magical as businesses pull out all the stops to wow visitors. We’re hoping entrants will feel inspired by the Shrewsbury Christmas experience and the new carol and will light up our Christmas video.”

Entries must include two Shrewsbury themed verses of Silent Night. Download the entry form here and return it to Shrewsbury BID, the organisation behind Original Shrewsbury at The closing date for entries is Sunday 2nd October 2016.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 4th October 2016. The competition is open to all ages