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17 Nov 2015

Christmas card competition

Students in the School of the Arts, English and Drama are being invited to design the School's Christmas card competition. The winner will have their design printed and will receive a £50 Amazon voucher.

Christmas, whatever your cultural origins, has become a festival of light in the cold gloom of the winter season: a time of celebration and feasting, and a time to see out the old year in the company of the people we love. With this is mind, students are being asked to help the School celebrate celebrate this special time with a wholly original Christmas card.

This card will be sent to the School’s friends and supporters as a token of thanks for past and continuing help in carrying out our mission. As such it must show both originality and skill, but also an appreciation and acknowledgement of the rich cultural mix that is the Christmas season.

The card should show skill and wit, and be printable and fit for the task given above. So, while it is entirely possible to produce remarkable one-off cards constructed of innovative materials and conceptually rich materials, designs need to be printable.

The card shouldn’t include copyright infringing material or any offensive or libellous content. 

Entries should be sent to by 25 November.

Job specification
o Size: A6 (148 x 105mm) or 150mm x 150mm.
o The card should work as either a four-colour (CMYK) print or printable at a lower numbers of inks (e.g. Bi and Tritone): but please work out the separations and print set-up before submission.
o Special process and inks shouldn’t be used (eg no flocking, foiling or spot varnishes please).
o Materials: the end card should be printable on white satin stock card.
o Digital files should be supplied as a 300dpi RGB (or Tritone) TIFF or Photoshop file, or as an Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign containing an image file as 300dpi RGB image file. No JPG files please.
o Analogue entries should be provided at 150-200% scale for scanning and downsizing.