We realise it’s still 69 days until Christmas and that a picture of Liverpool’s snowy skyline may feel a little early, but we’re excited to announce that our annual Christmas card competition is now officially open.
The competition, which is run by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer, is open to all students and staff. This year’s theme is Christmases past and present.
Professor Beer is particularly keen to seen designs inspired by the University’s history. You might, for example, take inspiration from our key events, discoveries and achievements, such as the opening of our Victoria Building in 1892 or, more recently, when our Velocipede Team broke the British Land Speed Record for a human-powered vehicle. Designs inspired by your personal memories of the University are also welcome.
You can submit a photograph, painting, drawing or a digital design to the competition.
Not only will the winning entry be used as our official University Christmas card, but the entrant will also receive £100 in book tokens. Second and third place entrants will receive a £50 and a £25 book token respectively.
Last year’s winner was Yu Guo, a second year architecture student, who used Liverpool’s famous skyline as the backdrop for her card design. 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 for his photo of a robin.
Commenting on the competition, Professor Beer said: “We have been running our Christmas card competition for three years now and each year I am extremely impressed by the quality and the creativity of the entries.
“I am very much looking forward to seeing how students and staff use this year’s theme to shape their designs.”
The competition is open until Friday, 10 November 2017. To submit your entry, please email Lindsey Sergeant or deliver your entry to the Vice-Chancellor’s office in the Foundation Building on campus (Building 765 on Campus Map).