Enter our Christmas Card Design Competition !

Arc Axminster – Enter our Christmas Card Design Competition !


Need something to do in August ? Read on…


Over the last few years we have had highly talented local people who have very generously contributed artwork so that we can make Christmas cards that allow us to raise funds for arc. Christmas cards are a great way to fundraise and this year we want to reach out to the wider community to harvest more of the creative talents that are out there.

Get the whole family into a creative mood and help arc to raise much needed funds. We need your creative talents in order to design a set of Christmas cards to sell in the Friends of Arc shop and at other venues around town.

All entries will be electronic. Enter an image either a photograph, drawing or a painting – winning entries will then be used for the arc Christmas cards 2020.

Who can enter ? – absolutely everybody ! However, the images that are submitted must be the sole work of the entrant.

What is the subject? – Simply an image that you think would make a lovely Christmas card that people would want to buy. If your image includes people that are recognizable you are responsible for ensuring that you have their permission to use the image for this competition. You will need to sign a declaration on the entry form.

When do I have to have my entry in ? All entries must be submitted electronically by August 30th 2020 ?

How do I enter ?


Simply complete the entry form and send it with a high resolution scan of your image (photo or artwork) to admin@arcaxminster.org If you have a problem with electronic submission please contact Suzie at the above e mail address.

Age Groups -

GROUP 1 – 5 years old and under

Group 2 – 12 years old and under

Group 3 –18 years of age and under

Group 4 – Adult

How many images can I enter – no more than 3 per person please

What will happen to my images that I submit ? Winning images will be retained by the secretary to arc on a dedicated flash drive. Winning entries will be used for Christmas cards, and PR activities linked to arc. The Christmas cards will be sold to raise funds for arc. Entries that do not win will be deleted.

What happens if I win – Your image will be used on arc 2020 Christmas cards, arc website and associated PR activities. You will be credited as the artist. The highest rated entry will be framed and we will invite the artist to a photo/press call. There are no other prizes or prize money as this is a fundraising activity and we are exceptionally grateful for all contributions. Winners will receive a certificate signed by the Patron of arc.

How will I find out if I have won ? Winners names will be listed on the arc website by September 8th. Winners will also be contacted by the organsiers.


Who are the judges

Judging will be carried out by 3 judges appointed by the Trustees of arc

The decision of the Judges is final regarding all aspects of the competition.

Images which, in the opinion of the Judges, are considered inappropriate will be excluded.


COPYRIGHT – things to note !

Copyright will remain with the entrant.

Arc reserves the right to use any image for publicity in connection with the Charity.


DATA PROTECTION- more things to note

In entering the arc Photography Competition you agree to the use of your details for the purpose of processing your application.

Entrants agree that their name may also be published alongside any winning photographs in order to promote the charity in all media including facebook, press, print and web.

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