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Canterbury College students design Christmas cards for disability support charity

A local charity which supports people with disabilities has selected three student-made designs to be on its Christmas cards this year. 

The Strode Park Foundation tasked Canterbury College’s Media and Visual Arts departments to create attractive fronts for its 2021 Christmas Card collection. 

From the 30 entries, those selected as winners were James and Daniel from Media and Darja from Visual Arts. Despite the competition originally intending to find one winner, in the end three designs were picked for printing. 

The festive cards are now available to purchase on the Strode Park Foundation website, and will also be on sale at events attended by the charity. 

Sarah Clyne, Industry Liaison Officer at Canterbury College, said: “I am extremely proud that three of our Canterbury College students had their designs selected to be part of the Strode Park Foundation Christmas Card collection for 2021.  

“Media students, James and Daniel, were delighted to be chosen alongside Darja from Visual Arts, demonstrating how departments across the College can work together for the common good." 

"Students put a tremendous amount of effort into their designs, working to the brief to come up with some fabulous artwork."

“Strode Park Foundation are a wonderful Kent charity providing essential support to adults and children with disabilities, so it was wonderful to be able to assist them in their fundraising efforts."

The design competition was so successful that the charity will be asking the College’s students to help out on their Christmas Cards for next year as well. 

Sarah added: “We very much looking forward to working with the Director of Fundraising and Communications at Strode Park Foundation, Karen Jeal, and her team on next year’s card designs.” 

The new first year Level 3 Media students have already been briefed to start the design process. 

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