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UC Design Competition

A Competition for Creative College Students

The Faculty of Arts & Design invites all ACT & NSW College students (Years 11 & 12) to enter our annual Design Competition. Submit your best work - a school project or your own creative piece - in one or more of the categories below and you could win a $6,000 Faculty scholarship. Cash prizes for winners of each category and a People's Choice Award for the 'most voted' entry will also be awarded.

Winners will be announced at the Faculty of Arts and Design End of Year Student Exhibition in November.

Key Dates

  • Friday 31st May - Submissions Open
  • Friday 18th October - Submissions Close
  • Tuesday 22nd October - Voting for People's Choice Award opens
  • Friday 8th November - Voting for People's Choice Award closes
  • Exact Date TBC - Prizewinners announced at End of Year Student Exhibition

Categories and Guidelines

  • Fill in your details on the online Competition Entry Form;
  • Each submission will include a rationale explaining your design decisions and influences as well as evidence of your creative design process;
  • Please ensure that you submit a clear visual representation of your final project (Word or PDF documents/photos/images/links to videos or websites etc).
CATEGORIESDISCIPLINE AREAS AND SUBMISSION EXAMPLES
Arts
Digital Media: App design, Game design, 3D Animation...
Film Production: Short Film (2-3 mins), short film storyboards...
Creative Writing: Short story (any genre), comic book extracts...
Global Studies: Poster or short essay on how you see the world/how it should be/any global issue you are passionate about...
Culture & Heritage: design a historic walk through your suburb/curate an online exhibition of favourite artworks/video interview of older folk in your family or town/website with their life stories and pictures...
Built Environment
Architecture: Building designs, drawings, concepts, models...
Interior Architecture: Room design, exhibition design, shopfront design...
Landscape Architecture: Commercial/residential/environmental landscape design, streets, boulevards, gardens, parks, playgrounds...
Communication and Media
Journalism/Sports Media: Short news/entertainment/sports report, article, interview, live show...
Marketing/Public and Corporate Communication: Advertising (online or in print), branding, marketing or public relations campaigns...
Design
Industrial Design: Product design, furniture design, vehicle design...
Interaction Design: Interactive digital product design, system design, web design, mobile web design...
Visual Communication Design: Poster, brochure, card, street-art/paste-up/mural, illustration, logo artwork...

This is an exciting way to demonstrate your skills. Your submission may even be used to demonstrate your suitability for creative study at UC through our Portfolio Entry option. Find out more about the courses we offer by visiting our Faculty's website.

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