Arcare Residents Celebrate Creativity in Card Art Competition

on the Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Arcare communities across Australia showcased their talent, creativity, and individual flare in Arcare’s second annual Card Art competition. Residents from across Arcare’s 45 aged care residences in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria, were encouraged to create original card designs to be included in Arcare’s greeting card range for 2021-2022.

Launched in September, Arcare set out to find card designs for six new greeting cards, including: All Occasion; Season’s Greetings; Birthday; Get Well; Mental Health; and Gratitude.

Close to 200 paintings, sketches, watercolours, original photos, and craft projects were submitted to this year’s competition by Arcare residents and art groups, and while the competition was incredibly tough due to the high calibre of submissions, the top designs were narrowed down for public voting.

After receiving over 400 votes, six winning artworks were selected in November:

Arcare CEO Colin Singh said, “Now in its second year, the Card Art Competition continues to create a sense of pride and accomplishment among our residents.”

“The aim was to celebrate the creativity within our Arcare communities and showcase the unique skills and talents of our residents.”

“Residents have really enjoyed participating in the competition, and they are excited to see their own designs printed on our 2021 Christmas cards and 2022 Greeting cards. Hopefully these cards are something that they can keep and share with their families and friends.”

“We look forward to seeing what designs the residents will come up with in next year’s Card Competition.”

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