Co-op Academy Walkden Christmas Card Competition

Co-op Academy Walkden Christmas Card Competition

At the start of September, we launched a very special art competition for our Year 7-9 students. This competition could see your child’s artwork sent to 100s of people in the UK; it’s our annual Christmas card competition!

Students in Year 7-9 have been set the challenge via Google Classrooms as part of their art homework this half term. Students have been asked to design a Christmas card that will represent our Walkden community. The winning design will be sent out to community members, dignitaries, and Co-op Trust leaders.

As well as having their card printed and sent to some very important people in the Walkden community, our winner will also receive a voucher and a specially printed framed copy of their card to keep for posterity.

Students have until the end of the first half term to create or make their design in whatever art form they choose. For example, last year, we had designs that were digitally created and designs that were hand-drawn. This year, we are asking our students to think even more widely, maybe incorporating textiles, collage, or even decorated cakes or biscuits to their designs!

All students have been issued with the same criteria, which can be found below, and all designs must be submitted via Google Classroom by 3 pm on 22nd October 2021.

Good luck to all our students! Any questions, please email

Design Criteria  

1. The design must be done on an A4 page. 

2. It can be landscape or portrait. 

3. It must have our academy name on it in full – Co-op Academy Walkden 

4. Please do not use the Co-op Academy logo on the card.

The design can be:

  • a photo
  • hand-drawn
  • crafted e.g. mosaic, collage, knit, sewn, appliqued etc.
  • created digitally.

All design work must be ORIGINAL and designed by the student only. We cannot accept images that have been downloaded from the internet, or photographs that are not the student’s original creations.

We would like the card to: 

  • Reflect our local community and what is special about Walkden 
  • Reflect the Co-op Values and the Ways of Being 
  • Be bright, colourful and seasonal. 

How to submit

Submit via Google Classroom to your teacher. 


Friday 22nd October 2021 – 3 pm. 


The best design will be chosen by Mr Hacker. 

This design will be made into the Christmas card that will be sent out from us as an Academy. This card goes to local community members, Governors, Co-op Academies leaders, community leaders, Local Councillors, and more! 

We will also make your card into an A4 poster and have this framed. You will be presented with this and a voucher for £10 by Mr Hacker.