Bristol printer-Greetings card competition for Amateurs

Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 11:08 am

Everyone loves a competition so look no further if you want to get a set of personalised Christmas cards printed for free or at a very discounted rate. Apple Colour are a leading Bristol printer and are launching their annual Greetings Card competition so you could get a set of cards of your own design printed for free.

Perhaps you have been thinking for many years of how nice it would be to send a personalised card to friends and family at this festive time of year. Well this year could be the year, whether you are one of our lucky winners and receive one of our wonderful prizes to have 50 of your very own designs printed for free or maybe you just want to take advantage of our 40% off print offer that we are running in November and December. So 50 copies will only cost you £25.

There are 2 categories available for this competition, Professional and Amateur with different prizes for each.

To follow are details about the Amateur category of this years Greetings Card Competition and is for all those budding artists out there.


Whether it is a beautiful photo of your village on a snowy day or the latest masterpiece by your 6 year old son, (it is the first time that everyone has been identifiable in his latest family portrait), or maybe you have written a poem for this festive season that would bring a tear to our eye or perhaps just a chuckle or two.

Whichever it may be, we want to see it and give you the chance to win 50 printed copies free of charge.

(need a longer run as you want to sell your cards?-  check out the details of the Professional category)


10 winners each receive 50 copies of their design printed at up to A5 size , printed in colour, inside and out onto 300gsm silk or matt.

(So ten chances to win. It’s got to be worth a go!)


Follow Apple Colour on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook

Tag your post with #winfreeprintjustforfun

(If you are entering on Facebook please post your design on the Apple Colour Printer Bristol page )

and if you would rather email, send to (but please make sure files are less than 10MB)

and why not invite a friend to have a go too.

CLOSING DATE: 22nd November at midnight (we are very strict)

(If you are a little shy you can submit your design via email to but please note the #winfreeprintjustforfun


UK residents only, enter as many times as you like, the Judges decision is final.

The prizes will be judged by a panel of experts on 23rd of November (which is no time at all so you had better get drawing or writing) and the printed items will be delivered into you w/c 28th November.  Just in time to get them written and in the post for Christmas. (Remember be on standby as you may need to send us your original artwork if it needs to be scanned)

small childs drawing of an elf

small childs drawing of an elf

….and if you are not a winner or just can’t wait then why not take advantage of:

Apple Colour’s Cracking Christmas offer, of 40% off the price of printed cards. (available during Nov and Dec 2016 only)

Cards (up to A5 size) printed in colour to both sides onto 300gsm.  Folded and supplied with a white envelope:

number of copies price delivery 
 20 £10 £5
 50  £25 £5
 100  £40 £5
 250  £100 £10
 500  £190 £10
1000 £330 £10

 (but remember you must like our page on social media to get these offers)

If you want to take advantage of the offer please email your artwork to, quote offer ‘card1’ and  state the quantity and contact details.  Payment is required via bank transfer and details will be confirmed by email when you place your order.

We are looking forward to viewing the talents of all you budding illustrator, photographers,art director, designer, poets and writers.

Good Luck and don’t hang about. The closing date is the 22nd of November.