The most remarkable thing about the entries to this year's AJ/Olympus Christmas Card Competition was the fact that 90 per cent of the entries missed the deadline, and the vast majority of them ignored the brief. That said, there were some gems, a few of which were (almost) on time. Our favourites are shown here. The five entries on this page each win an Olympus C960 zoom digital camera. The winner, Will Alsop, also receives copious quantities of champagne.