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Foreign Language Christmas Card Design Competition for Year 7 and 8 Students

Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 - 16:00 to Monday, 5 December, 2016 - 17:00
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West Midlands
West Midlands

Learn about Christmas traditions in different countries by taking part in our Foreign Language Christmas Card Design Competition!

This year Routes into Languages West Midlands will be sending out a Christmas e-card to all of our contacts and would like to invite students in years 7 and 8 from schools in the region to participate in our Christmas Card Design Competition.

We would like the students to design a card which shows the Christmas traditions of another country. Pupils should research and design their own card, using, if they wish, a variety of materials.

Entries can be submitted in any foreign langauge – entries containing English will not be accepted.

Each card should be no larger than a sheet of A4 paper and must be completed by hand but any form of materials can be used – felt tips, paint, fabric etc. Judges will be looking for originality of illustration as well as accuracy of language and content.

The competition is open to pupils in Years 7 and 8 and the winning entry will be used as our Christmas E-card for 2016. The winner will also receive a £20 National Book token.

The winning entry will also be displayed around the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University and will feature on our website. It may also be used in publicity materials in future.

Each entry MUST be clearly marked on the back with the pupil’s name, age, year group, teacher and school, as well as any necessary information about the language(s) chosen (i.e. if it is a less widely learned language) to facilitate judging. When sending school entries, teachers should provide a covering note with their contact details for ease of notifying winners.

Please note that entries cannot be returned, we advise making a scanned copy for pupils who wish to retain their work. In the event of insufficient entries of good quality, no prize will be awarded; the Judges’ decision is final.

We hope that you will encourage your pupils to take part in this competition. The deadline for submission of entries will be Monday 5 December.

Please send your entries to: Claire Richards, Project Manager, Routes into Languages West Midlands, Room NW803A, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET. If you have any queries please email us at or call 0121 204 4720.