Bookmark competition!

The time has come to update our bookmark designs! As many of you will know, we have been distributing bookmarks to prospective applicants at Caius for a few years now, with a link on the reverse to our interactive prospectus, and further details about the College.

Caius bookmarks

We are now looking for three new designs to use on our next print run, and we would like you to come up with them! If you would like one of your designs on one of our new bookmarks, send any designs (you can submit up to three!) to us by the 31st January 2024, so we can choose the winners and get their designs onto our bookmarks in time for our July 2024 open days. There are very few rules and the competition is open to everyone, regardless of age or affiliation to the College - you might be a prospective applicant or a parent or supporter of one, a current student or an alumnus, or just someone who has an interest in Caius! 

Looking for inspiration? Check out the images at the bottom of this page.

Any design you submit

  • must be related to Caius in some way (but please don't feel you need to limit yourself to depictions of Caius buildings - we would love to see creative and unconventional designs!);
  • must be able to fit without distortion onto our bookmarks, which measure 51mm by 155mm (we don't want to squash or crop your designs!);
  • can take any visual art form: photography, painting, sketching, collage, digital art - anything you want.
  • must be submitted to us using this form or by post to Caius Bookmark Competition, Admissions Office, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, CB2 1TA by the 31st January 2024.

Winning entrants will receive some copies of their winning bookmarks, together with a special prize.

If you have any questions about the competititon, please do get in touch with us on And we'd love to see what you come up with on social media too - do tag us @caiusschools in any photos or videos of your creative process, and we will do our best to feature them on our channels.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing what you come up with!

The below is purely intended as a potential source of inspiration and is absolutely not prescriptive - please don't feel you need to be limited to it! We'd love to see whatever you'd like to show us, inspired by your own experience of or visit to Caius, or through following us on social media - and we'd love to see creative and unconventional designs. But in case they are useful, here are a few photos which might help spark something!

Tree Court butterflyHallCaius crestCrick memorial


Great GateStatueGate of HonourGate of HonourMatriculation