Participation guide

This participation guide gives you an overview of our competition application process and how to prepare your project files so you can submit a valid and complete competition entry.

Please read through this guide and follow the instructions below before submitting your entry through the UC Creative Competition online application form.

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Hot Tip

We strongly recommend that you prepare your project files and what you’re going to say about your project before starting the application process.

What to submit: Competition Categories

The categories and subcategories for this competition are based on the Faculty of Arts and Design current course offerings which will differ depending on the campus location (Canberra or Brisbane).

Looking for some creative inspiration? Check out last year’s gallery, submit a successful school project or your own creative work. We’ve included examples below for each subcategory.

Project examples: ACT/NSW categories


Built Environment

Tim Walsh

Communication and Media


Project examples:
QLD categories

Creative Industries

Digital Design

Built Environment

Entry form guide

You may only submit ONE project per online entry. If you upload several projects within a single online entry, we will only consider the first project in the entry. Your entry may also be disqualified.

Multiple entries are allowed. If you do enter multiple times, please ensure all your personal details are the same across all entries.

Our website will feature an online gallery of student works that will include

  • your full name
  • your state
  • your school name
  • your year level
  • a thumbnail image that depicts your work
  • a link to your video, if applicable.

This information will be pulled from your entry submission, so please ensure that you enter information carefully and accurately.

Please fill in all your personal details correctly, checking spelling as you go.

If you are under the age of 18, the parental consent section will need to be filled out and digitally signed by a parent/guardian.

  • Subcategory: You will need to choose a subcategory of work that best fits your project. See above for the full list of subcategories in your state.
  • Title of my project: Please enter a title for your work. Should we choose to feature your project in our online gallery of student works, this title will be displayed on our website.
  • Short description of my project: Please describe your project using a minimum of 30 words. Should we choose to feature your project in our online gallery of student works, this short description will be displayed on our website.
  • Full project description: This is an expansion to the short description because 30 words may not be sufficient for you to describe your submission in full. Feel to skip this step if you are satisfied with your short description. Otherwise, please prepare a supporting document that fully explains what your work is about. We’d also love to know what inspired you, and how you went about creating this project. Should we choose to feature your project in our online gallery of student works, this full project description will be made available for download. This document must be prepared in PDF or DOC/DOCX format only. Maximum file size: 15MB
  • Main project image: Please prepare one square image that can be used as a visual representation of your project/artwork. This image will be featured on our website projects page and during the People's Choice Award if your work is selected for viewing and voting. Minimum 600px x 600px in JPG format. Maximum file size: 5MB

This is the one, your submission, your work, your creation: please ensure this is the complete and final version of your work.

  • Video link: If you are submitting a video as your project, please upload your video entry to YouTube or Vimeo and provide an unlisted link to your application entry. Please do not make your link private as we will not be able to view your video. If you would like to include a video to demonstrate your main project, please include your video link in your project file.
  • Project file size: We will only accept a project file that is 15MB or smaller through our online entry form. If your project file(s) is larger than 15MB, you may share your work via a shareable link from a popular file sharing site such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, WeTransfer etc. Please ensure your file is public and that your file sharing link is accessible to our judges until 31 October 2022. If you would prefer to set permissions, please grant the following email address edit access: