Earth Guardians Junior
Character Design Competition

It's Earth Guardians, junior edition! Four weeks of creative concept design challenges for Year 9 and 10 students from New Zealand secondary schools.

Josh Walker, BDes (Hons)

Josh Walker, Bachelor of Design with Honours

Josh Walker, Bachelor of Design with Honours

Raunip by Josh Walker, Bachelor of Design with Honours

Go Game Challenge

Challenge 2: Go Game

Entries are due midday, Tuesday 14 April
Create a single level for a new game with a positive environmental message, aimed at children aged 8–12.

You can draw, paint, digitally illustrate or even sculpt a level for your game. Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration.

Submit below
A high-resolution JPEG (digital work, scan or photograph) showing your creation with a 150-word maximum statement about your game and the level you've designed, and the message it has about the environment.

Prizes powered by Massey University
5x $50NZD Steam vouchers

Tanya Marriott, lecturer in concept design at Massey University

Winners announced
Friday 17 April

Submit your entry using the online form.

Terms and conditions

This competition is open to students enrolled in New Zealand secondary schools in Years 9 or 10 in 2020.

The 5 weekly winners will be selected by the judge of the week exclusively.

The 5 winners work will be published online.

By submitting work to this competition, students consent to their images being used in marketing by both Massey University and our partners Weta Workshop, PikPok and Gordon Harris.

Online vouchers will be supplied to winner before their entries are displayed online.

Physical prizes will be posted to winners when possible. Winners of the Go Digital prizes will need to supply their sculptris file for printing. Some changes may need to be made to your design to allow for this to be printed.

It's not too early to start planning.

Study design at Massey

Te Ara Toroa — Rere Ki Uta, Rere Ki Tai
The flight of the albatross — Venturing into the unknown
Design by Ngataiharuru Taepa, Kaihautu Toi Māori—Director of Māori Arts

Toi Rauwhārangi
College of Creative Arts
Wellington, Aotearoa