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Intermissions presents

Let it Snow: Christmas Cards 2008-13

by various young people in Scotland aged 3-18 years who are deaf or have a visual impairment
Art project initiative of the Scottish Sensory Centre, The Moray House School of Education

It was just before Christmas 2008 when the first Christmas Card competition was initiated by the Scottish Sensory Centre! Since then this yearly competition has been a fixture in the festive calendar of all pupils in Scotland who are deaf or have a visual impairment. Competing in three categories: 'young artists' aged 3-7 years; 'mid-career artists' aged 8-11 years and 'established artists' aged 12-16 years they all scooped prizes and vouchers but the one and only winner adored the SSC Christmas Card of the year! The first winning design which was published on the Christmas Card in 2008 was by Kieran Taylor, a pupil at the Royal Blind School at the time. Kieran's Clown Santa Card was not only sent by SSC to all participating schools and research partners but even framed and mounted on the growing wall of fame at the centre.

In 2014 we have decided to pause and reflect on this wonderful Christmas tradition at SSC. Instead of a new competition we are bringing you the chance to see all the winning designs, all in a row as they have never been seen before, featuring all the deaf and visually impaired pupils who took part over the years from the schools across Scotland.

Christmas Cards 2008-13 is also the launch of the ongoing Intermissions project across The Moray House School of Education. Intermissions highlights related art and craft projects while intercepting the flow of information on school website as well as all the flat screens dotted around the Moray House campus.

Intermissions is curated by Iliyana Nedkova and supported by The Moray House School of Education, the University of Edinburgh.

Competition results 2008-13

2008
Card design

Keiran Taylor, Royal Blind School

(The inaugural competition was in association with VI Scotland.)

2009
Card design
Age 3-7: Simone Kane, Windsor Park School, Falkirk
 
Card Design
Age 8-11: Mairi Brown, Braehead Primary School
 
Card design
Age 12-18: Stephen Clegg, Royal Blind School
2010
Card design
Age 3-7: Sean Lever, Abbotswell Primary, Aberdeen
 
card design
Age 8-11: Conor Newlands, Kirkhill Primary, Aberdeen
 
card design
Age 12-18: Matteo McCormack, Donaldson's
2011
card design
Age 3-7: Sophie Cochran, Knowetop Primary School, Glasgow
 
card design
Age 8-11: Peter Graham, Windsor Park School, Falkirk
 
card design
Age 12-18: Zoey Donahue, Donaldson’s
2012
card design
Age 3-7: Daniel Onyeakazi, Aberdeen School for the Deaf
 
card design
Age 8-11: Elizabeth Morrice, St Roch's HI Unit
 
card design
Age 12-18: Zenab Ajaib, St Roch's HI Unit
2013
card design
Age 3-7: Gemma Donachie, Windsor Park School, Falkirk
 
card design
Age 8-11: Aimee Work, Windsor Park School, Falkirk
 
card design
Age 12-18: Keren Madula, St Roch's Secondary, Glasgow