Students Help Judge Radio Stations Xmas Card Competition

Sun, 2001-04-08 01:00

Two local art students got the chance to judge a recent Christmas card competition run by a local commercial radio station.

The students, from East Durham College, in Peterlee, were on the judging panel of 103.4 Sun FM’s annual Christmas card design competition.

They were joined on the panel by their lecturer Philippa Coad and Simon Grundy & Marie Gardiner from the Sunderland based radio station’s Breakfast Show.

The competition, now in its 7th year, sees Sun FM invite local primary school children from across Wearside, aged 5 to 11 years old, to design the station’s corporate Christmas card.

This year there were 100’s of entries received and the standard was incredibly high.

After a great deal of debate the winning design was finally chosen. It was drawn by Olivia Broadbent, aged 10, from St Leonard’s RC Primary School in Sunderland.

Helen Edmondson, Managing Director from 103.4 Sun FM, said: “The children always get behind this competition, and this year saw the biggest level of entries yet. I want to thank East Durham College for sponsoring our 2011 Christmas Card Competition and taking part in the judging.”

Students Sarah Leitch, aged 17 from Easington Lane, and Stacey Hogarth, aged 17 from Peterlee, who are both on an Art & Design Level 2 Diploma at East Durham College both said they really enjoyed the experience.

“It was great to see an example of how real business use art. I think this competition helps to show that art is more important than some people think,” Sarah added.

The winning design is now at print and 450 cards will be sent out by the station to their client’s, friends, the Prime Minister, oh yes and Simon Grundy’s Auntie Joyce!

Olivia also receives a framed copy of the card she designed and a further 50 cards to send out to family and friends.