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design winner
Modernist Pool Party
by Rebecca H.
costume fun

the challenge

The Challenge


Themed birthday parties are the go-to way to celebrate for many of us around Australia, whether everyone dresses in costume or we simply want to create an atmosphere with our decor and playlist! To help make these celebrations truly special, we’ve researched the most popular party themes so we can create invitations to match.

Pool party 

Toga party 

Spy party 

Beach party

Murder mystery party

Masquerade party

White party

Mexican party

Disco party

70s, 80s or 90s party

Mad hatters tea party 

Emoji theme

wine tour

rock n roll

Hawaiian theme

school uniform


This design challenge is a little different than usual: just pick 1 or 2 party themes from the list and create two birthday invitation designs to match, following the guidelines provided in our designer kit. Get creative and have fun! 


Entries close: 22/10/2018


Challenge guidelines 

- Work off templates found in the designer kit

- Do not include foil over the image

- Save files as high quality JPEGs for submission

Download the designer kit for more details


Required cards;

- 2 x  Birthday Invitations using one theme


- 2 x Birthday invitations using two themes


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 five 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 12% commission on every sale for an entire year and professional photography of their designs

- 2nd & 3rd places will receive 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 - 08/10/2018

Closed for Submissions -  22/10/2018

Voting Opens -23/10/2018

Voting Closes - 06/11/2018

runners up

Designs that got loads of support and votes, and will be listed for sale on Paperlust...
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design winner
Totally 80s
by Katie Addison
costume fun
design winner
Back to the 90s
by Olivia Countino
costume fun
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