Win an incredible trip to South Korea with Weta Workshop co-founder Richard Taylor!

Love creating art? Enrolled in a New Zealand tertiary institution? We want to see what you can do! The Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition has returned for 2018, seeking the best and brightest emerging artists from all corners of Aotearoa. Any New Zealand tertiary student, of any degree, is invited to submit their work!

Concept design is not just about technical skill. The great concept designers of the world have a profound ability to tell unforgettable stories. The very best concept design can leap off the page or computer screen and straight into the cinema, stage, or exhibition space.

Entries for this year’s competition close at 5pm, 20 July, 2018. The New Zealand winner will be selected by a judging panel featuring Richard and members of Weta Workshop’s Design Studio – the place where creations of fantasy and science fiction come to life for the very first time.

The judging criteria is simple. The winning entry will combine strong technical skill with originality and, most importantly, incredible story-telling.

We can’t wait to see what you come with.

2017 Winners


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PAST ENTRIES


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2017 entries

Chenhoa Zhuang

2017 entrant, 2017 winner
Chenhoa Zhuang

LiWen Choy

2017 entrant, 2017 runner-up
LiWen Choy

Ziyi Zheng

2017 2nd runner up, 2017 entrant
Ziyi Zheng

Chow Qin Yi

2017 entrant
Chow Qin Yi

Elaine Rose Mitchell

2017 entrant
Elaine Rose Mitchell

Chenhoa Zhuang

2017 entrant
Chenhoa Zhuang

Chenhoa Zhuang

2017 entrant
Chenhoa Zhuang

GeChunYi Wang

2017 entrant
GeChunYi Wang

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Entries Now Open for 2018

Entries Now Open for 2018

May 9, 2018

Weta Workshop Opens Entries for 5th Annual Design Competition Howling vortexes. Drowned cities. Giant writhing creatures and stunning steampunk scenes. Each year, Weta Workshop calls for New Zealand tertiary students to turn their imaginations into stellar pieces of art for the Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition (GCDC). In store for the winner: a creatively inspiring trip … Read More

Weta Workshop Winners Return from a Creative Week in Korea

Weta Workshop Winners Return from a Creative Week in Korea

October 5, 2017

  Accompanied by two talented students, the Weta Workshop crew are back from a week of fantastical creativity: the Gwangmyeong Concept Design Symposium in South Korea! This trip is the culmination of the annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition (GCDC). Now in its fourth year, the GCDC asks the best emerging design talent in New Zealand … Read More

Entries Now Open for 2017

Entries Now Open for 2017

May 15, 2017

It gets bigger and better every year. Weta Workshop has opened the 2017 call for entries for the annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition. Up for grabs? An incredible trip to South Korea with Weta Workshop CEO and Co-founder, Richard Taylor. Now in its fourth year, the competition is a rare opportunity for New Zealand’s next … Read More