2017 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

Design your way and win!

July 1 – September 30, 2017

Contest Details

Get creative and win big!

It’s the design contest you’ve been waiting for. The 2017 CorelDRAW® International Design Contest has arrived. Now’s the time to show off your creativity, originality, and the best designs you’ve got. Enter to win over $100,000 US total in prizes, including a Grand Prize valued at over $30,000 US. Here are some of the contest benefits:

  • Gain worldwide exposure and recognition of your creative talents
  • Enter to win a chance of being awarded one of many incredible prizes that total over $100,000 US
  • Find inspiration from other CorelDRAW users from around the globe
  • Experience real-time drawing and other new features in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017
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With over $100,000 US in total prizes, the 2017 CorelDRAW International Design Contest is your chance to show the world what you’ve got and win big.

Grand Prize

Our Grand Prize winner will receive a prize valued at over $30,000 US and includes the following items:

  • Roland® VersaStudio BN-20 Desktop Printer/Cutter
  • Wilcom EmbroideryStudio e3 with All Elements
  • iStock Signature 50 Annual Subscription
  • $10,000 US in cash

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Enter your designs in any of these categories:

Advertising/Specialty Graphics

Flyers, brochures, logos, signs, banners, awards, engraving, and other designs related to advertising, marketing or point of purchase (POP).

Production Design

Designs produced on wide variety of output devices for the purpose of vehicle wraps, fashion, embroidery, direct-to-garment printing, billboards, and labels.

General Illustration and Fine Art

Designs that are artistic, creative, and unique.

Bonus prize

Showcase artwork from ideation to finished design (include 10 screenshots, each showing progression of the artwork either from sketching on paper, or sketching with the new LiveSketch™ tool).

Bonus prize Speed Drawing

Time-lapse videos that are sped up to show how a work was created in CorelDRAW 2017 or Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2017 (maximum video length of 10 minutes).
Note: Designs submitted in another category may also be submitted in this category.

For full contest details, please read the Official Rules.

Important submission information

Your artwork must be saved in CorelDRAW 2017 or Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2017. Also, you must upload (2) files with your entry:

  1. JPG/PNG file format with a max resolution of 2000px (width or height)
  2. CorelDRAW 2017 or Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2017 file format

Resources to help you design a winning entry

Facebook: View designs, win prizes, learn new techniques and meet other users

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Tutorials: Download step-by-step written CorelDRAW tutorials

Discovery Center: Find inspiration and detailed video tutorials

Case Studies: Learn how others use CorelDRAW on a daily basis

CorelDRAW Gallery: View work from other CorelDRAW artists

"I have been asked several times: 'What's it like to win the CorelDRAW International Design Contest?' My answer is that this whole experience is like a gift that keeps on giving."

-Joseph Diaz, USA – 2011 CorelDRAW International Design Contest Grand Prize Winner, and 2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest – 2nd Prize Fine & Illustration category

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