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An excellent Christmas card for 2017

Rachel Clarke
Published on December 15, 2017

Georgie Underwood’s winning design

The results are in – the 2017 University Alliance Christmas Card has been chosen.

The front cover of our card was designed by Georgie Underwood, a third year student studying BA Illustration at the University of Portsmouth. The design will be used on the cover of our Christmas card which we send out to our key stakeholders.

This year’s theme was ‘excellence’ and Georgie explained what inspired his design: “I was influenced by the carol, ‘Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’ and the lyric ‘Join in any reindeer games‘. I used this as a narrative element in my design, showing the reindeer as the ‘winner’ (signifying excellence) of these ‘reindeer games’, as if they were an event like the Olympics.

We had 40 entries from students at Alliance universities, and this year, two judges helped us to narrow them down to find a winner: Kollette Super, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Coventry University and Paul Inman, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Technology, Design and Environment, Oxford Brookes University.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s competition.