We received a number of high-quality entries for this year’s Christmas card competition. Despite some incredibly creative and accomplished designs, only one person could win, and this year first prize was awarded to Yu Guo.
Yu Guo, a second year student of architecture, used Liverpool’s famous skyline as the backdrop for her card design. Speaking about her card, Yu Guo said: “The building is painted colourfully to show students’ colourful and rich life at the University.”
For her card, Yu Guo won £100 in book tokens. Yu Guo’s design will also be used for this year’s Christmas card, as will the two designs that scooped second and third place. The cards will be sent by Vice-Chancellor Janet Beer and the Senior Management Team to our stakeholders, alumni and donors.
Professor Beer said: “The standard of Christmas card designs we received was extremely high. Each year it gets harder and harder to pick just three winning entries. However, the designs we did pick are worthy winners. Each card showcases why Liverpool is a unique place to live, work or study. We are very much looking forward to sharing the cards with our stakeholders this Christmas.”
Second place went to Tashia Anindwita, a second year veterinary science student. Tashia’s charming design incorporated the Liver bird, a festive wreath and our iconic Victoria Gallery and Museum building.
Third place was awarded to Phil Kay, the Gardener at Ness Botanic Gardens. Phil submitted a photograph of a robin and will receive a £25 book token for his entry.
The competition was launched by Professor Beer and received a variety of submissions, from photographs, paintings and drawings to digital designs. When creating their entries, students and staff were invited to offer their perspective about what makes Liverpool a unique place to live, work or study.