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

Powered by Massey University and Weta Workshop

Congratulations to the winners of our four weekly challenges for Year 9 and 10 students from New Zealand secondary schools. 

See the Go Toon winners
See the Go Game winners
See the Go Costume winners
See the Go Digital winners

The junior version of Earth Guardians is now closed, but if you would like more information, contact Astrid Visser,

The senior Earth Guardians competition, for 15–19 year olds, is open until 1 July 2020.


Read the full terms and conditions

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