About the Competition

The UC Creative Competition celebrates the creativity of Year 11 and 12 students from the ACT, NSW and QLD. Participating students stand a chance to win a full year’s tuition and semester study grants towards an Arts and Design degree at UC, and cash prizes for each competition category. Each work will be published in our competition gallery and open to voting for our annual People's Choice Award.

Submissions to this competition can be used to form part of the participating student's portfolio to gain entry into any of the Faculty of Arts and Design degrees.

Submissions now open!

We are officially inviting all Year 11 and 12 students to submit their best creative work – which could be a school-based project or their own personal work – for the chance to win study grants towards a Faculty of Arts and Design degree, as well as a range of Adobe products and cash prizes!

Submit your winning entry

Key dates

  1. 1 May – Submissions open
  2. 11 October – Submissions close
  3. 25 October – Voting opens
  4. 8 November – Voting closes
  5. 15 November – Winners announced


Major prize

A 12-month study grant towards a degree from the Faculty of Arts and Design plus $500 cash.

Runner up prizes

  • Semester study grants towards a degree from the Faculty of Arts and Design
  • $300 cash prize for each runner up category winner
  • 12-month Adobe student subscription
  • Mentoring session with an Adobe expert
  • Adobe merchandise apparel

People's choice award


Cash prize plus the esteemed title of People's Choice.

Along with your cash prize from the Faculty of Arts and Design, this year, the People's choice award is proudly supported by Edii, where you will also receive the Edii Maker2Market online experience to deep dive into your brand and goals as a creative.

Competition details

Previous galleries

Need inspiration for your submission? Want to see your published work? Check out some of the previous galleries!

Congratulations and well done to all our winners and participants from previous years

All the images below were submissions in our 2021 and 2022 UC Creative Competition.


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