Design a cover for the 2020 Swinburne Student Diary for your chance to win a $200 Visa Gift Card and have your work published on up to 10,000 diaries distributed across the Hawthorn, Croydon & Wantirna campuses!

Submission Deadline: September 15th 11:59pm

Prizes up for grabs:
Winner: $200 VISA Gift Card

Competition Process

Monday August 19th – Entries Open

Sunday September 15th : Entries close 11:59pm

Monday September 16th : Top 5 entries selected by the SSU Team are uploaded to facebook for a popular vote

Wednesday September 25th: Popular vote closes at 10am

Wednesday September 25th: Popular vote announced winner

Design Specifications
Size: Standard A5 (148 X 210 mm)
Bleed: 5mm
Colour Mode: CMYK
Accepted Formats: PFD, Adobe Illustrator File, Adobe Photoshop File, Adobe InDesign File (when providing Adobe files please make sure they are packaged correctly)

There is no specific theme for the diary cover, it’s up to you and what you would like to see! Digital illustrations, hand drawn images, photography and any other mediums you can imagine are all welcome, provided it can be printed on A5 card – design whatever you like! Have a look below for some inspiration!

Must be included information:
‘Student Diary 2020’ or ‘2020 Student Diary’
All submission need to be emailed to Please title email ‘2020 Diary Entry’

The Swinburne Student Union reserves the rights to make alterations to final design. Please keep your original design file in the case we need to do this.





This competition is open to all current and past Swinburne students. 

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