The incredible design talent of our high schoolers deserves celebration. The School of Design Innovation is offering you an opportunity to show off your creativity and connect with other talented future designers.

We are challenging you to design a package for either your favourite snack to share or to protect eggs.

Consider how to:

  • open and close the package
  • make it easier to eat
  • make it easier to share
  • Store leftovers

Don’t forget to think about what happens to your packing after the food is eaten, can it still be useful?

Submit your designs on YoutubeInstagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FutureDesignersNZ.

Deadline: 24th July  2022

We are challenging you to create a digital version of a physical interaction such as a high five, a tap on the shoulder, or a hug.


  • How to express the sentiment of the interaction rather than only visually replicating it.
  • The subtle ways you use body language to tell you a friend you agree or disagree with them
  • unique ways your friend group or whanau use gestures to say ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’ or ‘I’m just joking’
  • The difference between a gentle shoulder tap and an urgent shoulder tap and how could you express that digitally?
  • What current digital ‘reactions’ and interactions do? Animation and vibration are common features!

We want to know:

  • What physical interaction are you replicating (the more specific or unusual the better, what do you and your friends do?)
  • What your digital interaction looks/sounds/and feels like

You don’t have to make actually it work! You can:

  • draw the interactions in a storyboard
  • make screen mockups to show what the Interactions would look like
  • act it out using video
  • fake the interaction using video
  • use a programme to mock up your idea. For example Figma

Submit your designs on YoutubeInstagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FutureDesignersNZ.

Deadline: 24th July 2022


Future Designer Champion

$400 prize for the best submission

Future Designer Runner Up

$250 For second best submission

Extra Challenge Winner

$200 Prize for best design addressing the Extra Challenge

Check out our competition winners and New Zealand’s future designers!

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