A winter landscape in Essex
Fancy yourself as a landscape artist? This category is for designs that capture the beauty of an Essex landscape in winter. Designs can be in any medium excluding photography. Entrants must be 17 years old or over.
Winter wildlife in Essex
If your drawing, illustration or painting depicts a winter wildlife species in Essex then we want to see it! Designs can be in any medium excluding photography. Entrants must be 17 years old or over.
A robin in winter – young artist category
If you are between 6-16 years old and have a passion for art then this is your chance to shine! Your design must include a robin in winter, however the rest is up to you! Designs can be in any medium excluding photography. Entrants must be between 6 and 16 years old.
A winning design from each category will be selected, and then an overall winner will be chosen from the three designs by a panel of judges. The overall winning design will be printed as our winning Christmas card and the artist will be credited. Runner up designs may also be printed as cards, and the artists will be notified and credited.
The competition will close on 15th March 2020 at 5pm and the winner announced in April 2020. The printed cards will be distributed within our visitor centres and online shop from September – December 2020.
Your artwork will need to be able to fit on a card that will have one of the following dimensions; 121x121mm, 137x137mm, 159x159mm, 171x121mm, 130x98mm, 228x112mm, 228x86mm. Any of these dimensions are acceptable.
Please submit your entry digitally; this can be a picture taken of your design. Please keep your original artwork in case you are chosen as a winner as we will need the original for printing. Some images may be edited slightly for use on commercial Christmas cards.
Individual entrants can submit a maximum of three entries, distributed among the categories as they wish. No single design may be entered into more than one category.
Submit your entry
Online entries are best to ensure they are received and submitted correctly, however if you are unable to submit your design online you can send via post to:
Abbotts Hall Farm
All designs submitted to the 2020 Christmas Card Competition may be used by Essex Wildlife Trust on their social media accounts, website, publications and future promotional materials (with full artist credit). By submitting designs to the competition and not informing us of any objections, you are agreeing to our terms. Copyright will always remain with the artist.
Good luck and we look forward to receiving your designs!