• These are the rules for participation in the New Zealand division of the Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition (referred to below as the “Competition”).  
  • These rules make a contract between you (the person entering the Competition) and us (Weta Workshop Limited, the promoter of the Competition).
  • When you enter the Competition, you must use your real name.  You promise us that all information you provide when you sign up is complete and accurate, and that your submission for the Competition will consist of wholly original work produced by you, and will not infringe the copyright of any third party.


  • The Competition is open to all students aged 18 years or older, enrolled in a tertiary course in New Zealand.  Employees and contractors of Weta Workshop, and their immediate families, are not eligible to enter.


  • The winner and runner-up of the Competition will receive a trip with Richard Taylor to the 5th annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition in South Korea. Travel dates for the trip will be between 8 - 16 September 2018. Flights, transfers, accommodation and travel insurance for the trip will be provided by us.
  • The New Zealand winner will also receive a Cintiq Pro 13 (RRP NZD$1599) courtesy of our friends at Wacom (or a prize of greater or equivalent cash value).
  • The New Zealand participants who come second and third in the Competition (“runners-up”) will also receive an Intuos Pro Medium (RRPNZD $579) from Wacom (or a prize of greater or equivalent cash value).


  • To enter the Competition email your entry to gcdc@wetaworkshop.co.nz. Please remember to include:
    1. Your full name.
    2. Email.
    3. The New Zealand tertiary institution at which you are enrolled.
    4. The name of tertiary course in which you are enrolled.
    5. Expected year of graduation.
    6. Indicate that you have a valid passport and accept the rules of this competition.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish. However, each entry must be one page only. Your work will be judged as individual pieces, not as a body of work.
  • Submissions may be no more than 10MB. PDF, PNG, TIFF and JPEG formats will be accepted. Please provide your work at the highest quality possible to give it the best chance to shine.
  • Note that any entries received by post are not eligible and will not be considered by the judges.
  • All entries must be received by us no later than 5pm, 20th July, 2018.


  • The judging panel (comprised of Richard Taylor and senior members of our design studio) will select the New Zealand winner and runners-up by 17 August, 2018.  The winner and runner-up will be announced by 22 August 2017.  The judges’ decision cannot be questioned or challenged.
  • We may disqualify you from participating in the Competition and/or collecting any prize if there are reasonable grounds to believe that you have violated any of these rules or acted in a fraudulent or deceptive manner.

Use of logos and brands

  • Competition entrants are not to use or incorporate any existing brands or logos in their submissions. If you are in doubt as to whether your submission complies with this rule, you may request clarification from Weta Workshop by emailing gcdc@wetaworkshop.co.nz. Weta Workshop reserves the right to alter any submissions prior to exhibition to prevent infringement of intellectual property rights. 

Use of your submissions

  • All concept designs submitted will be exhibited in Gwangmyeong, alongside submissions from other participating countries, although we may exclude submissions if in our view they are manifestly inconsistent with the brief for the Competition, or where necessary to comply with any restrictions imposed by the organisers of the Gwangmyeong exhibition on obscene or offensive content.
  • By entering the Competition, you give Weta Workshop (and others authorised by Weta Workshop) permission to include your submission and name in the exhibition in Gwangmyeong, on the Competition’s website, and/or in any promotional videos or other media published to promote the Competition.  These permissions cannot be withdrawn, and do not require any payment or royalty.  
  • Except as set out in clause 15 above, Weta Workshop claims no rights to the works submitted in the Competition.  Each entrant retains ownership of all intellectual property in his or her submission.


  • By accepting the prize, the winner and runners-up agree that Weta Workshop (and others authorised by Weta Workshop) may use their name and photo for publicity, promotional, marketing and/or media purposes related to the Competition. The winner and runners-up agree to be photographed at the Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition ceremony in South Korea.

Prize rules

  • The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash.  We may substitute the prize, or any part of the prize, for alternative items of greater or equal cash value.
  • Travel must take place between 8 - 16 September 2018.  The exact dates and times that the winner and runners-up will travel are dependent upon flight schedules, availability and capacity.  Our travel agent will endeavour to accommodate the winner’s preferred travel times and option, and will advise which airline the winner will fly.
  • To claim the prize, you must have a passport which, as at the date of your departure, will have at least 6 months remaining before its expiry date.
  • Except as specified in these rules, you are responsible for all costs that you might need to incur in order to accept or use any prize, or as a result of accepting or using any prize (including, for example, taxes and/or other incidental expenses).
  • Winning or coming second or third in the Competition does not guarantee you an internship with Weta Workshop. However, we always have our eyes peeled for great new talent.
  • In the event that the winner and runners-up are unable to accept the prize or are subsequently disqualified from the Competition, Weta Workshop may (at its own discretion) select another representative from the New Zealand Competition entries to attend in their place. 


  • We will collect and use the information that you provide us when you enter the Competition, for the purposes of running the Competition.  We may publish your name and submission as outlined above in these rules.  We may also use your information to contact you about future work opportunities.  If you do not provide us with the information required by the Competition, you will not be eligible to enter.
  • We may also use web analytics tools (including ‘cookies’) to track your usage of websites through which you participate in the Competition (including your mouse click activity and your IP address).
  • You have a right to request access to, and correction of, the personal information we hold about you.

Exclusion of liability

  • As far as allowed by law, Weta Workshop will not be liable for any loss, damage or injury of any kind as a result of or in connection with the Competition, the prizes or these rules, and in particular, any loss, damage or injury that the winner or runners-up might suffer in receiving or using any prize.

Other terms

  • These terms will be governed by New Zealand law.  Any dispute relating to the Competition, any prize or these terms will be a matter for the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.