The winner announced: A Very Village Christmas competition!

It’s time for everyone’s favourite Christmas team competition! Every year, the submissions get better and better, and this year was no exception. Villages were asked to create a team submission that captures the theme “A Very Village Christmas”.

So here goes. The two winners of this year’s competition are:

  • Albany Student Village, Auckland
  • Sydney University Village, Sydney

Albany Student Village (NZ winner)

Albany Student Village’s kiwi-themed collage highlights a distinctly New Zealand-flavour!

The team said, “We are a small diverse, happy team who all work well together and we like to enjoy ourselves plus we all love music. As we are all Kiwis we thought we would add in some traditional Kiwi Xmas things such as a BBQ, pavlova and kiwifruit.”



Sydney University Village (AU winner)

Located in the colourful Sydney suburb of Newtown, this unconventional team shows us just how they celebrate Christmas!

They said, “Just like Newtown the Village is culturally diverse and has an eclectic mix of students which creates a hip young community. The SUV team represents this unpretentious precinct with our diverse, open minded, individualistic, dynamic and enthusiastic culture! And this is how we’d like to show you….”


Check out the other submissions we received, and you’ll see why we had such a hard time choosing the winner!

Customer Contact Village



ECU Village


ECU Village

Queen Mary Building


RMIT Village



SCU Village, Lismore campus



Student Village Melbourne



UC Accommodation Student Village



University of Canberra Village



Western Sydney University Village and Macquarie University Village


And finally, a great big CLV Merry Christmas from the AU and NZ Head Office teams!

CLVau Head Office



CLVnz Head Office



Have a wonderful and well-deserved Christmas and New Year’s break everyone. See you in 2017!