Le Chameau Christmas Card competition in association with RAU

[caption id="attachment_1175" align="aligncenter" width="100%"] The winning Christmas card design by Ed Randall[/caption] In the lead up to Christmas, we asked the students of RAU to create a Le Chameau Christmas card design that encapsulated the wonders of the countryside in winter. After a month of hard work and creativity from the RAU students, we’re thrilled to announce that we have a winner! The talent behind the first winning card is Ed Randall, a Rural Estate and Land Management student at RAU, who impressed us by incorporating the symbolic attributes of Le Chameau along with the brilliant elements of the countryside in his winter-themed design. Ed commented about his inspiration: “I wanted to create a Christmas Card that is an illustrated representation of bits and pieces from the British countryside and lifestyle in Winter, whilst giving a little hint of Le Chameau.“ [caption id="attachment_1176" align="aligncenter" width="100%"] The runner-up design by Ottie Gee[/caption] The runner-up Ottie Gee impressed us with the detailed monochrome pencilwork design, inspired by the long winter walks at home. Ottie commented: ''There is nothing more satisfying than walking through the woods on a crisp frosty morning. When you are treated with a sighting of a woodland animal whether it be a pheasant or a stag, your day is completely made. I wanted my drawing to convey a sense of tranquility and utter appreciation for such an exceptional animal.” A special mention and thanks also go to David Heathershaw (Agriculture), Harry Devlin (International Business Management) and Alexandra Gibb (Agriculture) for their noteworthy submissions. [caption id="attachment_1225" align="aligncenter" width="100%"] David Heathershaw's submission[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1226" align="aligncenter" width="100%"] Harry Devlin's submission[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1227" align="aligncenter" width="100%"] Alexandra Gibb's submission[/caption] We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who took part, we enjoyed discovering all the entries and discovering so many talented young artists who are as passionate about the countryside as we are.