Our Student Design Contest is an opportunity for Graphic Design students to showcase their talents to the industry. This is an exceptional opportunity to practice your design skills in real life – following a job from brief through to print.
This year’s theme is ‘Darts in Disguise’ – a fun twist on Where’s Wally, but using a paper aeroplane (known as a dart). Download the logo from the button below and disguise the dart into an original piece of work – illustration, graphic design, photography, etc. We should be able to find it in less than 30 seconds, so don’t make it too hard! You can hide multiple if you want to give the viewer a challenge as well as an easy discovery.
This year we have gone trans-tasman with BJ Ball teaming up with Ball & Doggett. Each winner walks away with a $100 prezzie card as well as artist profiles on various social media channels, and in our bi-annual GSM magazine. There will be 9 winners from each country, and our top 3 favourites from each country will be featured in the other country’s calendar as well, meaning even more exposure!
This year’s Judges are:
|NZ Judges:||AU Judges:|
|Chris Flack, Strategy, CHCH||Paul Garbett, Garbett Design, SYD|
|Mike Tisdall, Insight Creative, AKL||Lindsay Tucker, AGDA President, BRIS|
|Annie Dow, Dow Goodfolk, AKL||Courtney Newman, Ball & Doggett, SYD|
Entries close: Sunday 4th September 2022
Winners notified: Friday 23rd September
As paper companies, we want you to tell us what paper type will match your design – they aren’t all white!. Chat with your tutor to see samples. The options are:
NZ / AU
Advance Laser 240gsm / Supreme White Uncoated WF 250gsm
Silk High Gloss 200gsm / Silk HD Gloss 210gsm
Magno Plus Satin / Hannoart Plus Silk 250gsm
Trophee Intense Yellow 240gsm / Kaskad Canary Yellow 225gsm
Kraftpak Kraft / Buffalo Board 225gsm
High Res print ready pdf in CMYK to a size of 380mm x 260mm (landscape)
Artwork can be illustration, photography, graphic design, or a mix of all three. File size is capped at 10Mb, and please check the T&Cs to ensure your design does not breach copyright rules.
How exciting! We are looking forward to seeing your artwork.