Schools Christmas Card Design Competition 2016

Get creative for de Poel’s ‘Design a Christmas card’ competition.

We are inviting young artists from primary schools across the UK to design de Poel’s company Christmas card for 2016.

How to Enter

Download our poster and display it in your school to let everyone know about the competition.

We would like pupils to create their best Christmas card design – it could be any design they wish, but they must follow the creative brief below.

Clearly mark the back of each design with the pupil’s name, age, year group, school and region.

Submit the posters (fully labelled) via post to de Poel (Marketing Department), Booths Park 1, Chelford Road, Knutsford, WA16 8GS.

The Creative Brief

Entries must be submitted in the following format:

Pupils can use any media they wish to create their design e.g. pencil, crayon, pen, paint, or even collage. If using collage, please ensure everything is stuck on securely. Please also avoid using chalk or 3D objects as they do not print well.

Entries must not be photographs.

A4 (297mm tall by 210mm wide)
Portrait or Landscape

Original artwork
Entries must be the pupils’ original artwork, individual submissions only.


The winning design will receive £50 in book tokens, a Cadbury Selection Pack Stocking and a printed pack of their Christmas cards.

You will also receive £150 of book tokens for your library.

Terms & Conditions

The competition is open to pupils aged 5 – 11 from primary schools in the UK, not limited to our clients.

Entries must be received by 5pm, Monday November 28th. Late entries will not be accepted.

Posters will not be saved after the deadline date.

Entrants in the competition shall assign to de Poel, in perpetuity, all copyright of their artwork.

de Poel may use part of or the entire image of the artwork submitted to the competition for the Christmas card, on any de Poel promotional material.

You can enter as many pupils as you wish but please only submit one design per pupil.

Designs will be judged by the de Poel education team.

You will be notified of the winning entry on Friday December 2nd.

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