Arden students: put on your creative hats and design Arden University's annual Christmas card to be in with a chance to win £200 Amazon voucher

It’s time to get festive and get your creative Santa hat on for Arden University’s very first Christmas Card Design competition!


Each year, Arden University likes to take the opportunity at Christmas to thank its students, suppliers, partners and stakeholders for their input and support during the year, as well as wishing them a joyous and happy festive period. While we utilise electronic means to communicate to many of these audiences, we still have a need for a printed Christmas card to send our thanks. So, how would you like to be the designer of our next card?

For 2019, we would like Arden students to create a card which features one (or more) of our University’s values. These values are ‘support’, ‘do the right thing’, ‘innovate’ and ‘take ownership’. More information on our values can be found here. The design can be illustrative, typographic or photographic, so get creative!

The design must include our logo and use our brand font ‘Avant Garde’ – please see link for our Brand Pack.

The card dimensions are 145mm x 145mm.

The Arden University Christmas card will be dispatched all around the world, so please be mindful that it need to be suitable for all backgrounds, beliefs and religions. Please avoid using religious messages. If you have any questions regarding this brief, please contact


· Design to include one (or more) of our University’s values.

· Your design must be in Photoshop (.psd), Illustrator (.eps) or InDesign (.indd) file format.

· Please ensure all artwork has been embedded within the document or provided alongside the design when submitting.

· Dimensions for the Christmas card are 145mm x 145mm.

How to enter

· Ensure you have read and met all specifications of the brief · Send your design by email to (Large file sizes can be sent via free file sharing services such as ‘’)

· Submit your entry by 5pm (UK time) on Friday 22nd November 2019, along with your student (STU) number.

Please see the competition Terms & Conditions.

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