Guidelines for the Langford Trust greeting card challenge

Thank you for joining in the Langford Trust greeting card challenge. Your involvement will make a real difference to our charity as well as to the people who receive your card design. The Trust does not wish to limit your creativity but here are a few guidelines on how to enter:


The challenge is open to all UK residents. There are three age groups:

  • under 12s
  • 12 – 18 years old
  • Seniors (18 plus)

The Trust will select a winner from each age group for each of the two card design categories available to enter.


The Greeting Card Categories

There are two card design categories available to enter:

  • Everyday greeting card –featuring a design that is not related to a specific occasion or festival
  • Christmas card – featuring a festive design theme

Designers can enter both categories if they wish to submit two designs, but each design must be unique and specific to the category entered.


The Design Images

The Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare supports the University of Bristol Veterinary School at Langford. We prevent suffering and promote the health and welfare of animals. We therefore would like you to design a card that is animal related.

There are no restrictions on the medium used to create your design – draw, paint, photography or computer aided. Please do not use 3D materials such as glitter as these are problematic when processing designs at the printers.


Design Specifications 

The fox and the snowman

Create your design on a single A4 sheet in a square 200mm x 200mm. Design the front image of a card only. Please leave the reverse of your design blank.

We recommend you fit your design into a square shape because if it is chosen as a winning design it will be cropped to fit a square card template. Please also note during the printing process your artwork will be trimmed. To avoid loss of important detail please ensure the main detail of your design is positioned away from the edges (see the example).

All printed cards will feature the Langford Trust logo printed on the reverse together with details about the charity and the winning designer’s name.

Submit your entry

Email a completed entry form and your design to:

or post to:

The Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare, Langford House, Langford, BS40 5DU.

The deadline for entries is Sunday 9th August 2020.

If submitting your design via email, the following file types are accepted: PDF, JPEG, TIFF, EPS. Please ensure that it is high resolution (300dpi) at actual size to ensure good quality print. If you scan your artwork in order to email it, please do retain the original artwork in case there is a requirement to use it for printing purposes or rescan it in the event you are selected as a winner.

To enter the Langford Trust greeting card challenge download an entry form and get designing.

Good luck!





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