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Artwork competition

Competition winners

Cover $500

  • Ian McGee
    Former staff


Inside pages $100

  • Ian McGee
    Former staff x 4 (including cover)
  • Hannah Savage
  • Lyn Hurring
    Current staff and alumni x2
  • Anna Davies
    Current staff UO, Wellington
  • Germana Lewis
  • Ginny Lawson
    Dunedin resident
  • Qiqi Zhang
    Dunedin resident
  • Sophie Smith
    Student x 3
  • Katie Matts
  • Nadine Cooper
  • Pakjira Jitsawatpaiboon
  • Shyronn Smardon
    Dunedin resident
  • Aimee Wang
  • Natasha Manuson

Artwork competition invitation

Artwork competition

The University of Otago would like to invite students, staff, alumni and Otago residents to submit original artwork for inclusion in a University colouring-in book (see the example drawn by local artist Ruth Young).

The book is being created as part of the University’s 150th anniversary celebrations and ties in with a study undertaken by the University of Otago Department of Psychology last year that found colouring-in may improve adult mental health.

Entries close on 22 March 2019.


$100 each for up to 20 pages (Prezzy card)

$500 for the entry chosen for the cover of the book (Prezzy card)

Important points about the competition

  • The competition is open to University of Otago students, staff and alumni, and residents of Dunedin City and its wider environs
  • Artwork must be original and show either the University of Otago campus, or a scene from the wider Dunedin area
  • Artwork must be supplied as a pdf file
  • By entering your artwork, you are bound by the terms and conditions of this competition
  • Any artwork entered in the competition may be featured on the University's website, University of Otago publications and social media channels, and other media channels.

Competition opening and closing dates

Competition opens: Monday 25 February 2019

Entries close: Friday 22 March 2019 at 5:00pm

Winners will be announced by Tuesday 2 April 2019

How to enter your artwork in the competition

  • Send a .pdf copy of your artwork to together with your full name, phone contact, email contact and full residential address
  • Students should also supply their current student ID number
  • Alumni should supply your year of graduation and degree
  • University of Otago staff should use their staff email address
  • Artworks can be either portrait or landscape orientation
  • Winners will be contacted via email

Terms and conditions

By submitting your artwork you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions and affirm that your entry complies with all of the terms and conditions of the competition.

What are we looking for?

An artwork that can be coloured in showing an aspect of either the University of Otago campus, or the wider Dunedin area, past or present.

Who may enter

The competition is open to University of Otago students, staff and alumni, and residents of Dunedin City and its wider environs.

Members of the judging panel and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the competition.


The University of Otago reserves the right to disqualify any entry which does not comply with these terms and conditions.

How many artworks can you enter? You may enter as many artworks as you like, provided each is your own separate and original work.

Cancellations or amendments

The University of Otago reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition or rules at any time without prior notice.

Your rights

You own the copyright and ownership for your artwork under a Creative Commons Attribution (CCA) licence. See the Publication and Licensing section for more information.

Your responsibilities

You will not submit anything that shows illegal or irresponsible behaviour, or anything that is otherwise likely to bring the University into disrepute.

If your artwork is selected the University may also use it on University of Otago websites, Facebook, and other websites, media and publications promoting the University; and

You are solely responsible for ensuring that your artworks do not infringe any copyright. Copyright material may be used only if the rights owner has given you permission or if the material was published under a license that allows certain types of re-use (such as Creative Commons).

You must have created the material yourself

Limitation of Liability

By entering this competition you agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless The University of Otago and University employees from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of your participation in this competition or any competition-related activities.


  • The University of Otago reserves the right to refuse to award any prize to an entrant who the University decides at its sole discretion has violated these terms and conditions or acted in an unfair way
  • Decisions of the judges are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into
  • The winners will be contacted via email and must be available for the preparation of all publicity that may be required. Where attempts to contact a winner fail, the judges may select another winner. If, after successful notification, the prize is not collected within two months of being announced it will be regarded as forfeit

Publication and licensing

  • The winning entries may be made publicly available on the University of Otago websites and publications, and other media.
  • The entries will be published under the Creative Commons Attributions license (New Zealand).
  • You understand that the CCA license means that you grant anyone, including the University of Otago, the non-exclusive right to share (to copy, distribute and transmit) the work, to remix (adapt) it or make commercial use of it without further permission from you, provided you are attributed as the creator of the work;
  • You waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use that the University of Otago may make of your artwork.

Winners’ list

Winners’ names will be published on University of Otago web and social media sites.


The University of Otago collects, stores, uses and discloses your personal information in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993. Your personal details will only be used for the purposes of the competition.

Any questions?

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