Budding artists wanted to design our Christmas card

Christmas card competition

Fancy getting creative?

We're asking school-aged children and young people in Scotland with care experience who are under 18 years of age, and who love to be creative, to come up with a festive design for the CELCIS Christmas card.

We’re especially fond of lots of colour, a vivid imagination, and of course, originality. The chosen design will feature on our Christmas ecard - to be sent out by elfmail throughout the UK and abroad.

Keep your eyes on the prize

The winning designer will get a £50 One4All gift voucher. There will also be runner-up prizes of £10 vouchers.

What you need to know

There's a few things you'll need to be aware of when designing your card:

  • The design should have a festive theme
  • The design will be reproduced electronically so materials such as cotton wool or glitter should be avoided
  • All entries must be scanned or photographed, and emailed to us
  • Designs should be original - please avoid the use of stencils and stamps
  • The e-card will be produced in full colour, so designs can be as colourful as you like
  • Don't worry about a message inside - we only need the picture
  • We won’t be able to reproduce cartoon characters because of copyright issues
  • All entrants must be of school age

Download the flyer

Closing date

Your entry should be with us by Monday 5 December.


The designs will be judged by CELCIS staff members. The winner and runners-up from the competition will have their designs published on the CELCIS website.

How to send in your entries

All online entries should be scanned or photographed and emailed to celcis.comms@strath.ac.uk by the closing date.

Please send postal entries to:

CELCIS, 6th floor, Curran Building
94 Cathedral Street
G4 0LG

(Please be aware that the planned postal strikes may cause delays.)

All entries should have a completed entry form attached.

Download the entry form as a Word document

Good luck!

So what are you waiting for? Go get crazy with the crayons or party with the paint!

A montage of Christmas cards

See last year's designs