Christmas Competition 2016
XTid Associates has launched for the second consecutive year the Christmas Card Competition 2016 among the students of 4 ESO Cañada Blanch Institute.
XTid Associates explained to the students the Competition rules during a session at the school.
Any design technique could be used to design their Christmas Cards, such as computer graphic, drawing, picture, crayons, charcoal, photo collage, photomontage.
The students had until 30th November 2016 to send to XTid Associates their Christmas Cards, so they could be part of the popular voting.
All the cards were uploaded at XTid Associates website, and the public votes lasted until 7th December 2016. The first 5 cards with the highest number of votes entered to the Final Competition, which received a price and diploma for their participation, and XTid Associates selected Ainoa de los Dolores Gomez as the Winner Card, who received the price of a Digital Tablet and diploma as the Winner of the Christmas Card Competition 2016.
On the 14th December 2016 XTid Associates had a presentation along with the students in the School, where the 5 finalist cards designs were analysed.
On the 19th December 2016 XTid Associates discovered the winner during the yearly event of Vicente Cañada Blanch Awards with the presence of the Spanish Ambassador in London.
The design of the winner stands out for its originality when translate the Christmas tree as a house layout with the entrance on the bottom, where the doors are the base of the trunk. The central axis of the Christmas tree distributes the rooms to both sides and to the end. The integration of Architecture and the Christmas festivity is clearly defined in this combination: Christmas tree/House layout.
We are very happy of the art, design and technology knowledge displayed in the contest and very grateful that students of 4ESO have shared it with such enthusiasm with XTid Associates. We are an architectural firm, which our only pretension is to help young people to discover architecture and engineering.