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the challenge

The Challenge


What a year it’s been! 2020 has set back a lot of events around the world this year but it hasn't stopped university students from completing their studies and graduating! It’s the perfect time to send friends and fam the perfect graduation invites and graduation announcements which is why we’re excited to launch this new design challenge! 



The requirements for this design competition are to submit two cards, 1x graduation invitation and 1x graduation announcement, both cards can be matching or look completely different. The creativity is all up to you, however we do prefer photo cards (using stock images) for a more personalised style. A moodboard and a complete set of instructions are provided in the designer kit along with the design templates for you to choose from. Good luck & have fun!


Entries close: 03/12/2020 


Challenge guidelines: 

- Work off templates found in the designer kit

- Save files as high quality PNGs for submission

Download the designer kit for more details


Required cards:

- 1x Graduation Invitation 

- 1x Graduation Announcement

How to enter:

- Download the designer kit and follow it’s instructions

- Submit your designs through the design challenge page

- You will be notified when voting opens

- Support other creatives by voting on their designs


Judging Criteria: 

The winners and runners up are a mixture of public voting and the Paperlust judging team. The top three public voted designs will be assessed by the Paperlust creative and design team on the criteria of design quality, response to brief, technical considerations and saleability. 


 The Winners receive:

- 1st place will receive a 12% commission on every sale for an entire year and professional photography of their designs

- 2nd & 3rd places will receive a 10% commission on every sale for an entire year 

- Runner up designs (if selected) will be listed on Paperlust for sale as featured designs (receiving 6% commission on every sale)

Need Help?

Designer FAQs

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Submissions Open - 19/11/2020

Closed for Submissions -  03/12/2020

Voting Opens - 04/12/2020

Voting Closes - 18/12/2020

runners up

Designs that got loads of support and votes, and will be listed for sale on Paperlust...
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design winner
All Around
by Liz Conley
design winner
zen garden
by Christina Enciso
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