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Web Directions South Surfboard design contest! (Contest now closed)

Tiff Fehr

July 13, 2008 at 11:42 PM

Regular Digital Web readers might have hazarded an educated guess about our contest topic for Web Directions South. Such that it is, Digital Web is proud to partner with Web Directions South to offer one lucky DW reader with a killer surfboard design a free conference pass! We also have a few excellent runners-up prizes, courtesy of WDS partner Wacom.

Not a designer? Well, we have an option for you (though no guarantees you’ll like it): express the iconic Sydney Opera House in SVG, or as an architecturally themed microformat. We don’t have any real guidance on that one…actually, we’d just like to see someone try.

Check out the rules below, fire up Photoshop and get your design going. To get you started, here’s a template—classic longboard, dude!

Contest Rules

Conference Details

Conference & Expo, September 25 & 26 – Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour Parkside
Workshops, September 23 & 24 – PowerHouse Museum

Conference Price

Workshop Prices

Hit up the comments.


John Allsopp

July 14, 2008 at 3:50 PM

we are really nice down here – so if you win, you can transfer the pass to a friend, etc etc.


Tiff Fehr

July 23, 2008 at 11:03 AM

I just added a note to the contest rules about image rights, after Mark McCarthy correctly asked about our policy. You keep the right to the designs – we just get the right to display them, and generally use them in conjunction with the conference. We won’t sell them or do anything with them for monetary gain. If anything beyond that comes up (unlikely), we’ll be sure to ask for specific permission.

My apologies for forgetting to mention that in the rules!

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