Our Christmas card competition winner for 2012 is...

December 2012

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle College ran its annual Christmas card competition through its Centre for the Arts and Design in the Environment.

The entries ranged from snowcapped trees, icy red berries and frosted thistles, to wintry scenes of horses grazing in the College’s fields - testing the photographic skills of students at Writtle College.

Staff and students were asked to come up with an image that best depicted the festive season. There were 47 entries from students and another from a member of Writtle College staff. The design will be the centrepiece of our College e-card, reaching our educational partners, suppliers and other organisations.

David Riches, New Media Designer at the College said: “The 2012 Writtle College Christmas card competition had the most entries since it first ran in 2007. The quality of the entries was high which made the task of selecting the finalist very challenging. After narrowing down the entries, the judges deliberated until a decision was made. I can honestly say that all the entries were worthy of winning; however, there can only be one winner.”

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Countryside Management student Katy Rossiter was named the winner. Principal Dave Butcher came into Katy’s class to present her with a surprise presentation and prize – a £50 cheque to mark her achievement, and to contribute to her studies.

The College was very impressed with the calibre of entries for the competition and the high level of interest that it generated. The images that were submitted captured the most beautiful scenes of the autumn and winter months, and the College’s rural setting.