Back with a creative vengeance!

UC’s Faculty of Arts and Design has partnered with Adobe to bring new prizes and workshops making 2021 the biggest year yet.

We invite all ACT and NSW students Years 11 and 12 to enter our annual competition. This competition is your chance to showcase your skills in all creative areas from creative writing, design, digital media to the built environment, and more.

Submit your best creative work (this could be a school project or your own creative work) for your chance to win some exciting prizes. View the participation guide to get some submission inspiration!


Major prize

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

Runner up prizes

  • 3 x full semester study grants towards a degree from the Faculty of Arts and Design
  • Cash prize for each runner up category winner
  • CCI Student 12-month subscriptions
  • 3 x 1-hour 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. June 4 – submissions open
  2. September 27 – submissions close
  3. October 1 – voting opens
  4. October 8 – voting closes
  5. October 15 – winners announced


Read the terms and conditions of entry.


Read the full list of prize details.

Participation guide

Important submission guidelines and considerations.

A painting of a man eating noodles – a Creative Competition 2020 winning piece

Browse last year's entries

Want to get inspired? Check out submissions from our 2020 competition with submissions in subcategories such as visual communication design, digital media, architecture, and more.


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