Diary Art Competition

We need your help to design our 2023 Primary & Secondary School Diary covers.

The winning entries will…

  • Become the cover artists for our 2023 Primary or Secondary diaries. 
  • The winning student will receive $100 Dymocks Book Vouchers
  • The winning school will receive $100 Dymocks Book Vouchers for the school, plus a free custom diary design to the value of $1000, or $500 off your 2023 diary order for the school.

Posters for your school

We’ve made posters you can hang up in your school, you can find these here: for Primary Diaries CLICK HERE, for Secondary Diaries CLICK HERE.

Artwork Specifications


The finished piece of art should be approximately 246 x 176mm in portrait orientation. Please be aware of the scale provided on the die line, and also the areas to avoid placing text. CLICK HERE to download a template you can draw directly onto.


  • The cover art can be a drawing, painting, photograph, or graphic design piece and it can be of anything you choose, however, we remind you that your submission is a reflection of you as an artist, a representation of your school and it will be used in schools nationally.
  • If desired, the provided Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop below templates may be used to set up your artwork.
  • Please upload web suitable PDFs or images below, but ensure that you keep your original artwork/designs as these may be required for us to use as print-ready, high-resolution artwork files. If your piece is selected as the winner, we will be in contact to arrange a file transfer.

Optional template files available for download

Adobe InDesign 2021

Adobe InDesign IDML

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Terms & conditions

CLICK HERE to read the terms and conditions.

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