The purpose of the competition is to invite all the architecture and built environment (A+B) students of Deakin University to create a Christmas card design. All competition submissions will be judged by a jury panel.


The winner will receive complimentary 2021 SONA Membership, have their Christmas card design sent to all A+B students, teaching staff, alumni and supporters through email as well as featured on the Deakin A+B Blog and, published on the Waterfront Archives, SONA Victoria and SONA Australia Instagram Page. Commendations will have their Christmas card design only featured on the Deakin A+B Blog and, will be possibly used for the future.

Jury Panel:

The jury panel will consist of the following: Dr. Phillip Roos (Acting Head of School) , Prof. James Doerfler (Chair of Architecture) and Mr. Stewart Seaton (Course Director).

Key Dates:

  • Competition Opens: November 16th
  • Competition Closes: December 14th (10am AEDT)
  • Winner and Commendations Announced: December 16th 
  • Winner’s Design Sent and Published: December 18th


The competition is open to all current A+B Students (Undergraduate and Postgraduate), SONA Members and SONA Non-Members of Deakin University. Students may enter the competition as an individual or, in pairs.


The design will be focused on themes relevant to Christmas and Architecture/Built Environment as well as Deakin University and Australia. Students should attempt to address all the themes in their design. All designs may use a series of creative methods (digital or by hand): collaging, drawing, hybrid drawing, images, photography, painting (etc). Also, the design will need to meet the requirements of the brief which relates to dimensions, uploading file (etc.) and the judging criteria.

Please access and read the brief for the competition here: 2020 Christmas Card Design Competition Brief


Please submit your design here: 2020 Christmas Card Design Competition Submission


For any questions about the competition, please send an email to: [email protected]