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5 December 2011 | PR 11/153

Loughborough University Christmas Card Competition winners announced

Xmas Card - Frosty Vista

Festive greetings will be sent out in style from Loughborough University this year thanks to students from the School of the Arts.

Three talented artists won the University’s annual Christmas Card Competition, scooping £150 each in the popular contest.

Designs by Graphics student Elliot Wilkinson, Printed Textiles student Siobhan Jones and Illustration student Tamara Webster were chosen from more than 50 entries.

Elliot won with a serene landscape entitled Frosty Vista, Siobhan’s cheerful greeting, called Dotty Robins, was also a winner, along with Tamara’s elegant illustration of a reindeer, entitled Prancer.

Xmas Card - Dotty Robins

Designs by Emily Lambert - Little Snowy Robin - and Simon Ward – Loughborough Wonderland - were highly commended.

Marina Pickles, manager of the University’s Student Enterprise programme, which sponsored the competition, said: “The quality of entries was very high and the judging panel had a tough time deciding on the winners. This competition is a superb showcase for the talents of our School of the Arts students.’’

Xmas Card - Prancer

All five designs, which are available as e-cards, are now on sale. They can be viewed and ordered at www.lboro.ac.uk/designandprint/xmas/

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Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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