Design our 2018 Christmas card

We’re looking for something extra special for our Christmas card this year. That’s why we’re inviting primary and secondary pupils aged between 9 and 14 to enter our design competition.

Our Christmas card is special as it gives us an opportunity to thank all our donors and supporters who help us to bring adventurous and challenging outdoor learning to as many young people as possible.

The theme

The theme for the Christmas card is My Winter Outdoor Adventure. Your pupils can design anything they want to as long as it’s inspired by this.


The prizes

  • The winner from each age category will win a £75 Amazon voucher.
  • The overall winning entry will be picked from the two category winners.
  • The winning entry will feature on the official The Outward Bound Trust Christmas card.
  • The winning school will receive an all-inclusive 3-day First Challenge Outward Bound course for a group of 12 pupils + one teacher, worth over £3,500.


Entry Form School Comp

  To enter, all you need to do is:

  1. Ask your pupils to design their Christmas card using our entry form template. The card can be designed landscape or portrait, and the theme of the card should be My Winter Outdoor Adventure.

  2. Make sure your pupils only use pencil, crayon or pen for their illustrations (no paint, glue, glitter or added accessories).

  3. Scan in your pupils' entries and email these to by 16 November 2017. Include details such as class name, pupil’s name, pupil's age, school name, and your email address on all entries.

    Alternatively, send print entries to: The Marketing Team, The Outward Bound Trust, Hackthorpe Hall, Hackthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HX.

Entering the competition

  1. The child’s name, age and the name of the school and class must be clearly written on every entry.
  2. Entries must be sent with a completed entry form and received by 16 November 2018.
  3. Entries are limited to one per pupil, or you can submit a class design.
  4. Entries may be added to our website and used for marketing purposes.
  5. Entries must be designed by hand.
  6. Unfortunately, we are unable to return any entries.
  7. The entries will be judged by the Marketing Team. All decisions are final.
  8. Winners will be announced in December 2018 on our website.
  9. The young people entering must be aged between 9 and 14 years old at time of participation.
  10. The winning school will be required to co-operate with The Outward Bound Trust to publicise their win as The Trust deems appropriate.
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The prize

  1. The winners of each category (1. 9-11 year olds and 2. 12-14 year olds) will receive a £75 Amazon voucher.
  2. The school of the pupil with the overall winning entry will receive a free 3-day First Challenge Outward Bound course (any centre, subject to availability).
  3. The course can only be used for pupils aged 9-14 years old.
  4. The prize is available to both new and existing customers.
  5. The prize cannot be used to take money off the value of any existing booking.
  6. Transport costs to/from the selected venue are not covered in this prize.