The 2019 Sweet Cherry Christmas Card Competition
Sweet Cherry Publishing is an independent children’s book publisher based in Leicester. We are a small team with a big mission! We believe that all children should have access to great stories and endeavour to break down the barriers which often get in the way of reading. We are proud of our Leicester heritage and work very closely with the local community to increase literacy rates and promote reading for pleasure. We are a positive & fun team with kindness, success and collaboration at the core of our values. We are proud to represent our authors and are passionate about sharing engaging stories with children of all abilities and backgrounds.
We’re looking for a Midlands-based artist, illustrator, graphic designer, student or anyone with a hidden creative talent to design our company Christmas card this year. The theme is ‘The Gift of Reading’ so we’re looking for something Christmassy, bookish and wintery and there’s no limit for artistic style.
The specifications for the illustration are as follows:
– Width: 105mm, Height: 148mm (please make sure to add a 5mm bleed)
– 300dpi
The winning design will feature on our 2019 Christmas card, with artist credit, and will be sent to our publishing contacts, media clients and illustration agencies across the world. The winner will also receive a portfolio review with our design team and an opportunity to attend a children’s book design internship at our offices in Leicester.
Entrants must reside or study in the Midlands, UK (Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Hertfordshire, and Worcestershire). Entries should be sent via email attachment to The subject line of your email must contain “Christmas Card Competition”. The attachment must be a JPEG or PDF. Please ensure the email with your entry includes your name and address so we can send the winner a copy of the card!
Sunday 17th November 2019, midnight.
*This competition has now ended.*