Design an Ad

Brainstorm ideas, be persuasive and be creative as you 'Design an Ad' for a real company!

About the competition

Almost $3,000 worth of cash prizes will be awarded!

Your challenge is to design an ad for a real company. Follow their brief, learn about the product or service, know your audience, use persuasive language and think carefully about layout and visual impact.

The competition is open to primary and secondary students in WA schools.

This competition closes on July 5.


Almost $3,000 worth of cash prizes will be awarded!

  • Each participating company will select two primary and two secondary winners, who will each receive a $100 cash prize.
  • Winning students might also have their advertisement published in a special edition of The West Australian’s ED! Magazine in August.

Winners will be chosen by the relevant company representatives.

How To Enter

Read & Follow
You must read the advertising brief for your chosen company, and follow their guidelines.
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You can submit multiple entries at once. Once the form is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.
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Your entry:

  • must be A5 in size (148mm X 210mm). This is half of an A4 sheet of paper.
  • may be portrait OR landscape in orientation.
  • must be designed as a two dimensional print ad (eg hand-drawn, painted, computer generated).

For Students

Have a look at the student notes!

Have a look at past winners!

Check out these features on advertising from ED! for some tips and tricks of advertising.

For Teachers

Checkout our comprehensive teacher’s notes for classroom ideas and links to the curriculum

The Design an Ad competition is suitable for primary and secondary students, and links to the WA Curriculum: Media Arts and English.

Advertising – the art of persuasion

These resources are ideal for those teachers wanting to explore the topic of advertising in more depth. Help your students to recognise and decode ads and tactics, and develop their critical and media literacy skills.

The packs are designed for Years 3-4 and 5-6, although they could be adapted for other year levels, and include integrated links to HASS, English and Media Arts.

Find out more.

Competition Rules

  • Entries close Friday July 5.
  • Entry is FREE.
  • Winners will be chosen based on creativity and originality.
  • Entry is open to primary and secondary students in WA schools.
  • Entries must be the student’s own original work.
  • No joint entries will be accepted.
  • Entries must be minimum 300 dpi / 1 MB
  • Entries must be scanned as an image file, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif (PDFs cannot be accepted) and uploaded via this website. No alternate methods of entry will be accepted.
  • Image file names must be in the following format:
    • eg BunburyPS-Yr5-RobertSmith.jpg


Thanks to our partners for supporting this year’s Design an Ad competition

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