I have lots to talk about this month as a LOT has happened! A competition, the SCBWI conference, and of course the anticipation of the big man in the red suit. A Christmas Competition Competitions and drawing prompts are a great way to practice drawing to a specific brief and to get something done for a deadline. In the newsletter at university (where I’m doing my MA) there was an invitation to enter the competition to design the University’s Christmas card. A small competition but with a wide reach. The physical card would be sent to a number of VIPs and the electronic card sent to around 80,000 alumni. The brief was to illustrate the University as culture as friendly, supportive and inclusive. This is what I came up with.