This year, the College launched a competition to design the official 2018 RCPsych Christmas card.
As well as featuring on the card that is sent to the Prime Minister, leading politicians and many other decision-makers and opinion-formers across the UK, the winner would also receive a brand new iPad Pro!
We received a total of 32 entries, all of which were based around the theme of ‘The RCPsych at Christmas.’
The entries showcased a fantastic mix of digital designs, handmade crafts and classic artistry from a wide range of members, staff, service users and carers…but there could only be one winner.
After days of deliberating, the panel – consisting of the College officers and the Chief Executive – made their decision and crowned Pollyanna Sapsford and her snowy depiction of 21 Prescot Street as the winner!
Pollyanna, a Keyworker at Threshold Mental Health Services in Belfast, was thrilled to have won the competition.
‘I found out about the competition through the Community of Communities, one of which I work with at Threshold Mental Health Services. I enjoy drawing as a hobby so I thought I’d enter for fun and hoped for the best.
‘Having my design chosen to represent the College on their Christmas card is wonderful and I’m very happy to have won! I hope everyone enjoys this fun take on the Royal College of Psychiatrists at Christmas.’
President Prof Wendy Burn said ‘The quality of all the competition entries was exceptionally high, any of them would have made wonderful Christmas cards so the panel had a tough job in choosing just one winner.
‘Pollyanna’s drawing is lovely and it’s really fantastic to have such a wonderful, colourful Christmas card for the College this year.’