BJ Ball Student Design Contest 2022

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The BJ Ball Student Design Contest has launched for 2022 and is now taking submissions.

This year’s theme is ‘Darts in Disguise’ which is a fun twist on Where’s Wally, but using a paper aeroplane (known as a dart).
Entries close 4 September and more details can be found below.

To register your submission head to https://www.gsmmagazine.co/comp/


The BJ Ball Student Design Contest is an opportunity for Graphic Design students to showcase their talents to the industry.

This is an exceptional opportunity for students to practice their design skills in real life – following a job from brief through to print.

The winning entries will feature in the BJ Ball 2023 calendar distributed to creatives and printers throughout New Zealand.

This year we are going trans Tasman, Aussie are on board too, meaning 3 of our kiwi designs will feature on their calendar (and 3 of theirs on ours).

This year’s theme is ‘Darts in Disguise’  – a bit like Where’s Wally. We are asking students to hide our BJ Ball dart in their design.

All winners, with a mention of their design school, will feature in the BJ Ball 2023 calendar. They will also receive a $100 prezzie card. Artist profiles will also be showcased on various social media channels, and in our GSM magazine, issue 20.

This year’s judges for NZ are:

Mike Tisdall – Strategic Planner & Founding Director, Insight Creative, Auckland

Annie Dow – Managing Director, Dow Goodfolk & Brother Design, Auckland

Chris Flack – Design Director, Strategy Creative, Christchurch

File Requirements:

High Res print ready pdf in CMYK to a size of 380mm x 260mm (landscape) with a max upload of 10Mb.

Artwork can be illustration, photography, graphic design, or a mix of all three. Please check the T&Cs to ensure your design does not breach copyright rules.

BJ Ball are a paper company of course, so the student’s will need to match their design to one of the following papers:

Advance Laser 240gsm
Silk High Gloss 200gsm
Magno Plus Satin 250gsm
Trophee Intense Yellow 240gsm
Kraftpak Kraft 225gsm

Chat with your tutor to see paper samples. Click here to register your submission.

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