Christmas Card Competition

Thank you to all our schools who have indeed, brought ‘Joy to the World’ with their wonderful entries to our Christmas card competition, 2020. In all, we had nearing 100 wonderful images to consider! It was an incredibly difficult and challenging task to find the winners, such was the strength and depth of the artistic and creative interpretations of our theme, ‘Joy to the World’. However, after much discernment we have arrived at our winners. Thank you to every one that entered and I’m sure you will agree that we are blessed by the talents of our pupils….and their Art teachers!

And so to the results:

Junior Category

Junior Winner
Raphael N, St Edward’s Cheltenham
This has a lovely ‘Christmassy’ sparkle and a strong composition.  The gentle release of the dove raises our eyes to the promise and hope of the star, leaving you with a smile. Just lovely.
Junior Runner Up
Arjan Chahil, New Hall
An incredibly strong image with the Holy Family sheltered within the cathedral spire of the hands at prayer.  A comforting, heartwarming image.


Highly Commended

Beatrice W., Our Lady’s Abingdon
A card of our times – we love the humour in this image and its acknowledgement of the times we’re in.
Shai King, Ratcliffe College
A lovely composition with a strong message for Christmas or any time of the year.  A powerful and thoughtful image.
Bea B., Leweston
A beautifully composed, traditional Christmas image of the ‘little town of Bethlehem’.



Senior Category

Senior Winner
Howard Lee, New Hall
Such detail, such beauty such incredibly fine drawing.  An utterly breathtaking image that lifts the heart and takes one’s eye to the coloured ‘panes’ at the bottom, depicting the Holy Family.  A joy, indeed!
Senior Runner Up
Isla Thompson, St Mary’s Cambridge
A beautifully balanced  image giving a unique expression of the joy of Christmas through nature.  Delicately drawn, it is an elegant expression of  ‘Joy to the world’.


Highly Commended: Kiki Ng, Ratcliffe College

Highly Commended

Kiki Ng, Ratcliffe College
A beautifully painted card – utterly charming and guaranteed to make you smile!