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Design some artwork that represents the new UoM Diploma in General Studies (Extended) program.

VCAL Students – do you want to win a $500 Visa cash card? Get creative and design artwork to represent the University’s new Diploma in General Studies (Extended).

Enter our competition to go in the running to win a cash prize of $500 and have your design featured on our website and 2022 course flyer! We invite you to get familiar with our new program and design a piece of artwork that you believe reflects what the program covers and means to you.

Depict your submission in a creative way in any 2D medium: photographs, watercolour paintings, sketches, digital design, screen printing. Anything that can be reproduced as an image. You’ll also need to provide a summary of how your design aligns with the new program.

Design brief

Theme: Meeting of the minds

The Diploma in General Studies (Extended) program explores the relationship between land and culture, the science that allows plants and animals to grow and flourish, the management of environments and businesses and communication to succeed in work and study, bringing together science and traditional knowledge systems.

Please review the information provided in the current Diploma in General Studies (extended) flyer (PDF 4.1 MB), Study Hub and Handbook entry and design a piece of art that you feel reflects the program.

We ask you to visualise what comes to mind. Whether we are online or in-person, our community and connections are what we cherish in and beyond the classroom.

Thought starters

  • Why is culture important to you?
  • What does Yorta Yorta country offer you that makes living there so special?
  • What feelings and images come to mind when you think about the land, food and the environment?

Competition information

The judging panel will be looking for unique artwork that reflects the theme. The winning submission as judged by the panel will receive $500 Prepaid Visa card.

Note that the University may publish the winner's name on the University's social media channels and Staff Hub, Staff News and other University communications channels for promotional purposes.

The competition closes at 11.59pm Thursday, 11 November 2021.

More information

  • Guidelines

    The artwork must:

    • Not contain any dates, such as 2021
    • Not contain any images/reproduction of the University of Melbourne logo
    • Be in any 2D medium for example, photography, watercolour painting, pencil sketch, digital design, screen print
    • Be original and belong to the entrant
    • Align with the brief and the University’s brand values
    • Be non-denominational
    • Not contain photographic images of identifiable people
    • Not contain text, typeface or fonts
    • Be able to be adapted or adjusted to suit the specifications of the final printed card
    • Be supplied in a format that can be reproduced to a high quality.
  • How to enter

    Entries are limited to one (1) per person. You may enter by completing the form below and attaching your artwork as specified. Before you apply, please ensure you have read the Guidelines and Terms and Conditions below.

    When applying please provide the following details:

    • Full name of artist
    • Title of work / caption
    • Materials (if appropriate)
    • Year of creation
    • Dimensions (provide Height x Width in mm)
    • Include a paragraph describing your artwork. This should cover: what it is, what inspired you and how it is inspired by the theme
    • Include the artwork as an image file (TIFF or JPEG) with high enough resolution for print reproduction. Maximum file size 30MB. The recommended image resolution for offset and digital print is 300 DPI at A4 size (210 x 297mm) or 2480x3508 pixels in landscape or portrait.
    • Note:
      • Your image/s may be cropped or resized to suit different platforms for communications purposes.
      • Image may be scaled to fit and must be suitable for the following proportions:
        • Horizontal: 210mm (width) x 297mm(height)
        • Vertical: 297mm (height) x 210mm (wide)
    • Exhibition:
      • Your image/s may be displayed online in a virtual exhibition after or during the judging period.
  • Terms and conditions

    Download the competition's terms and conditions (PDF 278.4 KB).

  • Got a question?

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Warrior.

Submit your piece now

Your details
Must be a valid email address, with no spaces
Must be numbers, with no spaces
Do you agree to be bound by the competition's terms? *
Your work
Eg. digital photograph, watercolour on canvas, graphite sketch on paper
This refers to the dimensions of the original artwork
This should cover what it is, what inspired you and how it is inspired by the theme.
Please upload your image file with a high enough resolution suitable for print reproduction. TIFF or JPEGs preferred. Maximum file size is 30mb.