SSU 2023 Notebook Competition

2023 Swinburne Student Diary Cover Competition

Design a cover for the 2023 Swinburne Student Notebook for your chance to win a $300 Swinburne Book Shop Voucher and have your work published on the Swinburne Notebook distributed across the Hawthorn, Croydon & Wantirna campuses!

Submission Deadline: Friday October 14, 2022

Prizes up for grabs:

Winner: $300 Book Shop Voucher + 1 SSU T-Shirt of your choice

2x Runner Ups: $100 Book Shop Voucher

Competition Timeline

Friday October 14 – Entries close for 2023 Notebook Cover Competition

Wednesday October 19 – Top 5 entries selected by the SSU Team are uploaded to facebook for a popular vote

Wednesday October 26  – Facebook popular vote closes.

Friday October 28 – Most popular entry is announced winner

Design Specifications

Size: Standard A5 (148 X 210 mm)

Bleed: 5mm

Colour Mode: CMYK

Accepted Formats: PDF, Adobe Illustrator File, Adobe Photoshop File, Adobe InDesign File (when providing Adobe files please make sure they are packaged correctly), JPEG

There is no specific theme for this year’s Notebook cover, but try to keep it student or university related. 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!

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

Designs Must Include:

‘Student Notebook 2023’ or ‘2023 Student Notebook’

SSU Logo – download here

To Enter:

Email your entry or a link to access your entry to with the email subject “2023 Notebook Cover Entry”

Entry Requirements

Entrants must be current Swinburne students with a valid Student ID number.  

By entering the 2023 Swinburne Student Notebook Competition entrants are confirming that they hold all intellectual property rights in the work and that they have obtained prior written approval for the use of any third party copyrighted material contained in the submitted work. 

Entrants will allow the work to used by the Swinburne Student Union for the purposes of the 2023 Student Notebook and any related materials.  

By entering the 2023 Swinburne Student Notebook Cover Competition, entrants acknowledge that the SSU cannot control who votes in the popular vote portion of the competition and therefore cannot enforce a student only vote.