The Prizes for the 2013 Christmas Card Design Competition

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The Christmas Card Design Competition for 2013 is in full swing but your children still have lots of time to enter!

OPEN TO: Children ages 7 – 12 residing in Australia

ENTRY DEADLINE: Must be received by SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2013. Entries may be scanned* (please see note below on scanning tips) and sent to lesley[at]ozwildlifestudio[dot]com or mailed – for postal address please download the flyer.

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Download the Christmas Card Competition 2013 Flyer

*Scanning Tips: Please try to achieve a good, clear scan of the child’s design. In your scanner settings (if available) choose image quality: 300dpi and scan mode: colour photos and paper size: A4

SIZE OF DESIGN: A4 [either portrait or landscape]

MATERIALS: Must be in colour and drawn or painted by hand [not done on a computer] using any of the following: colour pencils, crayons, paint, pastels, felt pens

BRIEF: Design a Christmas Card which is bright and bold in colour and portrays the Christmas Spirit. It may be humourous and may include wording. Must be the child’s own work.

IMPORTANT: Please include the child’s full name, age, postal address and contact telephone number on the back of the design or in the e-mail if sending scanned designs.

PRIZES: There will be prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winning designs plus 2 highly commended. These have not been finalised yet but thanks to the wonderful and generous Sponsors who are listed below. More prizes coming soon….


I have personally hand-picked these wonderful Australian businesses who offer top quality services and products. Please pop over to their websites and see what wonderful goodies they have to offer you. I cannot recommend them highly enough and they are gorgeous, kind-hearted people as well!

OxladesOxlades has donated $240 worth of art materials for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners.


Oxlades is a family-owned and operated art supplies business that has been servicing artists and institutions in Queensland for more than 100 years.

Art Spectrum watercolour set of 12 tubes from Oxlades

A set of 12 tubes of Art Spectrum Watercolours(wooden box not included). I own these artist quality watercolours and they are really lovely to use. The colours are vivid and a little goes a long way. This prize is valued at $99.95

Atelier Interactive_7_x_80ml_tube_set from Oxlades

A set of 7 tubes of Atelier Interactive acrylic paints – even I do not own these and would love to try them. Top of the range paints used by professional artists. Acrylic paint dries quickly and does not allow the artist to work back into blends. This paint is different and by using a special unlocking formula, paint becomes fresh again. This prize is valued at $69.95

art spectrum soft pastels set of 15 from oxlades

A set 15 Art Spectrum soft pastels. We use a lot of chalk pastels in the art classes and these are top quality ones which are nice and soft to blend. This prize is valued at $70.53


Biome has donated several practical prizesBiome - Earth Friendly Products


The Biome stores are overflowing with learning and products that meet our earth-friendly criteria We bring you the widest range of natural skin care and green cleaning in Australia, plus safe, reusable bottles and many more clever, stylish and practical eco-products.

Sandwich Pockets from Biome

Reusable sandwich pockets – An eco-friendly solution to pack your rolls and sandwiches. Can be used again and again, saving throw-away waste and money. Perfect for school! These went down a treat last year and parents were raving about them. Wish I had one of those when I was at school and this is a whole lot better than glad wrapped sandwiches! Not to mention the fun and funky designs for both boys and girls.

Soulmate Socks from Biome

Solmate socks for mum! Even mum gets a prize and who would not love these colourful socks?

solmate socks from Biome

Click the picture to find out the story behind Solmate socks.


Martin PrintMartin Print has donated the printing of the winning cards


1st Prize: 50 cards / 2nd Prize: 30 cards / 3rd Prize: 20 cards

Easy online printing without leaving your office! Martin Print specialise in premium quality custom printing for the small to medium business sector. Over 26,000 clients have taken advantage of our sizzling free deals, our innovative and creative design services, our incredible competitive pricing, and our FREE delivery Australia wide!

Fairy Christmas Card by Emma Kurban via Oz Wildlife StudioHoppy Christmas Cards by Skyla Begnell via Oz Wildlife Studio

Some of last year’s cards which I think you will agree look spectacular!

These cards are top quality and printed onto thick card stock. Not like the cheap, flimsy ones which are mass produced. The winners of last years’ cards were delighted with them and it meant so much to the parents to be able to send cards with their children’s artwork on them at Christmastime to family and friends.


T-Shirt Printing AustraliaT-Shirt Printing Australia has donated a T-Shirt with one of the winning designs printed onto the front


Australia’s Most Trusted T-Shirt Printing Company – proudly Australian owned and operated and committed to producing top class products and service. Our primary business is Screen Printing and Digital Printing but we offer a range of additional services which include Wholesale Supply of Blank T Shirts, Embroidery, CAD Cut Vinyl Transfer. We cater for all types of clients including those who require low volume, high volume, or ‘one-off’ personalised print designs.

Christmas card design competition 2012 at Oz Wildlife StudioDesign printed onto T-Shirt by T-Shirt Printing Australia

Last year’s 1st prize winner, Emma [with one of her sisters] wearing her T-Shirt! Emma’s mother, who is a photographer, commented on how exceptional the printing quality is with rich, vivid colours which really made her daughter’s magical “Fairy Christmas” design look sensational.


Entropy ToysEntropy has donated a Djeco Kit from France



Entropy – it’s all about energy! It’s more than a motto; it’s the Enropy Christmas Gift Guidemotivation and driving force behind our burgeoning boutique toy store. All of the products we stock are about getting children active – either their bodies or brains (or both!). No fads, no gimmicks and no plastic throwaways – only the best toys that will form part of the fondest childhood memories. We stock quality wooden and educational toys, games, puzzles, outdoor toys and craft and craft kits. Check out Entropy’s 2013 Christmas Gift Guide to the right.

Djeco Chalk Markers Art Kit from Entropy Toys

Djeco of France use artists as the foundation for their high quality children’s art and craft kits. The exquisite illustrations and gift packaging make them a popular gift selection. Chalk Markers Up in the Trees – use the beautiful background provided, add a transparent sheet, and with the white tracing sheet already placed between these two, it’s easy to create an amazing work of art. Just draw and colour the image on the transparent piece, remove the trace sheet and you have a vivid image that pops from the page on a magnificent background. Changed your mind? Simply wipe clean and start again. Includes four illustrated plates, four tracing sheets, four transparent sheets, six liquid chalk felt brushes, 1 stylus and step by step colour booklet.

Djeco Chalk Markers Art Kit from Entropy Toys Djeco Chalk Markers Art Kit from Entropy Toys Djeco Chalk Markers Art Kit from Entropy Toys Djeco Chalk Markers Art Kit from Entropy Toys


Bookfari 125AdBookfari has donated “Cartooning – The Ultimate Character Design Book” by Chris Hart



Here’s the thing. We’re like you, book lovers who’ve had enough of being ripped off and who don’t appreciate shonky service. So at Bookfari, we will go the extra mile, give you service with a smile, and make sure your experiences with us are ones you’ll happily share with your friends.


The Ultimate Character Design Book by Chris Hart

Chris Hart’s how-to-draw books have sold in the several millions of copies. Now, in his latest, he delivers detailed instructions, inspiring ideas, and invaluable tips for creating appealing and original manga-style characters. Character design is the key to success in comic books and animated films, and with this clear step-by-step guide, it’s a skill that can be quickly learned. Starting with the basics;body types, facial features, costumes, and expressions. Chris shows how to draw a hyper kid, bratty teen, lovable pooch, cool rapper, and many other distinctive types. Then, he takes the reader on a guided tour in search of original characters in places that range from suburban malls to the glitter and glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.


…. in the meantime, start creating and get your entries to Lesley by Saturday 16th November 2013!


Submit a scanned or photographed design via WeTransfer

We TransferFor your convenience and if the scanned file is large, you may prefer to submit the design using WeTransfer [it’s free] by clicking the picture to the left. This will take you to a screen where all you have to do is:-

  • add the file from your computer
  • in Friend’s e-mail type in lesley[at]ozwildlifestudio[dot]com [obviously use @ and . so it works]
  • Your e-mail address
  • Message: Type in your child’s name, age, postal address and contact telephone number.
  • Click Transfer


Click on the picture to submit a design




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