Win an incredible trip with Weta Workshop Co-founder Richard Taylor, to the 4th annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Symposium in South Korea.

Love creating art? Enrolled in a New Zealand tertiary institution? We want to see what you can do! This year, we’re asking students across NZ to push the limits of their imagination for the 2017 Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition.

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, 15 August, 2017. 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.

The Brief

PAST ENTRIES


What will you
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entrants?

2016 entries

Chow Qin Yi

2016 entrant
Chow Qin Yi

Wang Hening

2016 entrant
Wang Hening

Li Wen Choy

2016 entrant
Li Wen Choy

Chenhao Zhuang

2016 entrant
Chenhao Zhuang

Leanna Lindridge

2016 entrant
Leanna Lindridge

Ziyi Zheng

2016 entrant
Ziyi Zheng

Victoria Miles

2016 entrant
Victoria Miles

Tyler Hinde

2016 entrant
Tyler Hinde

Latest News

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

Architecture Student Wins GCDC 2016

Architecture Student Wins GCDC 2016

October 2, 2016

1st place, 2016 – Chow Qin Yi, Auckland University  The verdict is in. Weta Workshop has named Chow Qin Yi the New Zealand winner of the 2016 Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition, an international art contest seeking the next generation of conceptual design stars from New Zealand and Korea. Chosen by a panel consisting of Weta … Read More

Wacom offers additional GCDC prizes

Wacom offers additional GCDC prizes

August 23, 2016

The 2016 Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition, and the hunt for New Zealand and Korea’s next star of conceptual design, is in full swing. Weta Workshop, the Wellington design studio and practical effects facility heading the Kiwi limb of the competition, is pleased to announce that tablet company Wacom has generously come on board with incredible … Read More