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Global Design Graduate Show 2023

Global Design Graduate Show 2023

31st Aug 2023

Global Design Graduate Show* in collaboration with GUCCI is open to all undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate art and design disciplines for those that have graduated between September 2022 - August 2023 (Southern hemisphere graduating after October 2022).

The Global Design Graduate Show 2023 is your chance to share your creative work alongside your peers from around the world and get it judged by industry leaders.

It is your chance to curate your creative personality by mixing research with 2D/3D development documenting all the different creative and technical development stages up to the final outcome. It would be good to know your personal creative journey, whether by photo or film.

We also encourage you to produce a short self-curated Instagram stories style film to introduce your work to the world in your own words and visuals.

We will be launching exciting graduate support led activities, webinars, masterclasses and releasing practical information on how to experiment, curate and upload your creative journey onto the platform, allowing you to express the diversity and raw creative process.

Please spread the word and sign up for new updates on the ARTS THREAD Newsletter

*Global Design Graduate Show is a non-profit organisation set up to promote the work of graduating art & design students worldwide.


Upload your end of year project.**

- As well as your final completed project, we'll also be assessing your concept and creative process - the entire journey from A to Z is just as exciting as the final outcome.

- Visualise your creative journey - you should explore and be innovative in how you express your creative process and can upload artwork and designs, development and in-between stages with a mix of research moodboards, sketches, illustrations, photographs and digital renderings etc. alongside embedded films from Vimeo or Youtube.

- We would love it (not compulsory) if you can film and produce a short Instagram-style story (between 1 to 3 minutes) where you present yourself and your work to a global audience, explaining your thoughts and the process behind your final project. Please upload the film to Vimeo/Youtube & embed this onto your project page.

- You can tag your project with a maximum of 3 categories .

** All work uploaded for Global Design Graduate Show remains the copyright of the competition entrant.

*** Only for Film graduates - please upload the full film. If you wish the whole film to be seen only by judges (from Sept 10th), please embed onto your film password protected and Contact us with Subject - Password Protected Film - supplying us with the password.


Awards will be given in a variety of categories -





Please note there are many specialisms within ARTSTHREAD you can tag yourself to.


Open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2022-23 - i.e. September 2022 to August 2023 (Southern hemisphere graduating after September 2022).


Already got an ARTSTHREAD portfolio? To enter, simply log into your account , upload your work as a new project and choose Global Design Graduate Show 2023 from the dropdown options for Current Competitions.

New to ARTSTHREAD? To enter, register to create an ARTS THREAD account and go to your email and click on the activation link sent to your email Inbox. Then log into your account, create your profile, upload your project and choose Global Design Graduate Show 2023 from the dropdown options for Current Competitions.

NB You must complete your profile BEFORE you can upload your project.

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Once you have uploaded your projects you can return to the platform as many times as you want to improve your graduate showcase until the application deadline August 31 2023.

ENTRY: Free to apply

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31 2023 23.59 NYC


Check out Global Design Graduate Show Instagram covering the diversity of the student submissions in the competition. Please follow and use following social media handles when posting about your project for this competition.

#artsthread / @artsthread




A team of independent judges will narrow the work down to a shortlist of creatives whose work will be displayed on the ARTSTHREAD platform. 

A panel of esteemed judges will choose their winners and there will also be a public vote, which will allow the global audience to see the submissions whilst voting for their favourites.