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Christmas in spring? You heard right! At last it’s time for our third annual UAL x Tate competition!

We’re thrilled to share with you that submissions are live for our annual Christmas card competition with Tate! This exciting opportunity is open to all current UAL students. The opportunity gives 5 winners the chance to see their own designs produced and sold by this world-renowned institution in their museum stores. The selected designs will also be available for sale here at not just a shop. Each winner will receive a £250 cash prize.  

This annual competition is an excellent chance for students to gain exposure to the realities of retail greetings card production – like appealing to a wide but targeted audience and thinking about Christmas in April! Submissions are reviewed by a panel of industry experts, members of the Tate merchandising team, and UAL staff. As a result, the selected winners will be announced in late May.  

Past winners of the UAL x Tate competition have featured anything from fresh takes on traditional holiday themes and colourful abstract designs, to wintry cityscapes and thieving Christmas elves. Therefore, we encourage entries in a wide range of mediums. The deadline to enter is 10am Monday, May 10th 2021. For the full download, all submission details can be found on the not just a shop competition page.  

Good luck on your entries. We are excited to see the winning designs!