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Universal Pictures and Universal Music Design Competition


Universal Pictures and Universal Music NZ have some walls in need of inspiration and they are offering more than $1200 in prize money.  

Universal Pictures and Universal Music NZ have a boardroom and cafeteria wall in need of some inspiration. Your challenge is create a work of art that will be one of two selected designs to hang pride of place in the Universal front of house meeting suite in Auckland. Simple.


Theme: High Fidelity Colour Makes Me Feel Good.

That’s it. Just dig deep and draw from your own creative interpretation of the theme (it doesn’t have to be literal) and create a work of art.

Rules of engagement

  • Images created must be of a very high resolution and able to be scaled up to 3.5 metres wide x 2.5 metres high. You are submitting a low resolution preview of the original artwork for the purposes of judging.  If you win then you must be able to supply the high resolution file.
  • All entries must be original, your own work, with no copyright breaches.  
  • By submitting your entry you understand that in the event of your work being selected as the winner you give permission for Universal to use it for display purposes at their offices in Auckland.   You also give permission for the work to be reproduced by Media Design School, Spaceworks Interior Design Group and Universal, for promotional purposes related to the competition.

The Prizes

Joint 1st prize: The creators of the two selected pieces of work will receive $600 for each artwork.
2nd & 3rd Prize: The creators of the two pieces of work selected as runners up will receive $150 for each artwork

Entry Details

Deadline date: Friday 20th April, 2pm

Who can enter?: The competition is open to all current students (at any recognised institute) or those who have graduated in the past year.

Entry submission: Every submission must be include details of the creator’s name, email address, date of birth, student registration number and university/Institute name. The preview images should be emailed to [email protected].

Prize winner’s announcement: The winners will be announced on Thursday 26th April and all entrants will be informed by email.