2022 submissions now open

UC's biggest school leaver competition is back for another year! The Faculty of Arts and Design is once again partnering up with Adobe to celebrate your creativity.

We invite all ACT, NSW and QLD students in Years 11 and 12 to enter!

The UC Creative Competition is your chance to showcase your skills in all creative areas from creative writing, design, digital media to the built environment and just about everything in between.

Submit your best creative work (this could be a school project or something you created in your own time) for your chance to win some fantastic prizes. Check out our participation guide and get inspired!


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
  • CCI Student 12-month subscriptions
  • Mentoring session with an Adobe expert
  • Adobe merchandise apparel

People's choice award

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

Important information

Key dates

  1. July 25 – submissions open
  2. October 12 – submissions close
  3. October 24 – voting opens
  4. November 6 – voting closes
  5. November 16 – winners announced

Participation guide

Important submission guidelines and considerations.


Read the terms and conditions of entry.


Read the full list of prize details.

2021 Submission Gallery

Need more inspiration? If you are still unsure about what to submit or wondering how your submission might look, you can view the gallery from last year's competition or go straight to our winning entries for 2021.


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