The 2019 CorelDRAW International Contest is Running Now

Aug 12, 2019 at 10:00 pm by nickcharles

The 2019 CorelDraw International Contest is open and ready for your submissions! This is Corel's biggest annual contest, and the prizes are seriously HUGE!

The contest started on August 1st, and runs until September 30th. Entries are coming in quickly, which you can view in the gallery on the contest page. There are over $80,000 (USD) in prizes total, but you are also getting the opportunity to have your work seen by millions.

There are seven categories for your entries, using one of the following Corel products: CorelDRAW® 2019, Corel PHOTO-PAINT® 2019 or Corel DESIGNER® 2019. If you don't currently own the software, you can still enter by downloading a trial here.


Branding and marketing

Flyers, brochures, logos, banners, awards, engraving, and other designs related to advertising, marketing or point of purchase (POP).

Graphics and illustration

Artistic, creative, and unique designs, created to be appreciated for their beauty or aesthetics, as opposed to serving a practical function.

Signage and vehicle wraps

Designs to be used to wrap cars, trucks, boats, buses and other vehicles, and/or designs used in sign-making.


Designs submitted by students who are formally enrolled in an educational institution. (Proof of enrollment will be requested from winners).

Apparel and textiles

Designs for fashion, embroidery, and/or direct-to-garment printing, displayed as a mockup on a garment, fabric, or model.

Speed drawing

Time lapse videos that show how a work was created in CorelDRAW® 2019, Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 or Corel DESIGNER 2019 (maximum video length of 2 minutes). Designs submitted in another category may also be submitted in this category.

Technical drawing and design

Precise 2D and 3D drawings that visually communicate how something functions or is constructed, such as assembly instructions, schematics and floor plans, architecture and engineering drawings.
For full contest details, please read the Official Rules.


With over $80,000 US in total prizes, the 2019 CorelDRAW International Design Contest is your chance to win great prizes and challenge other designers around the world.

There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place per category, made up of a combination of computer software and hardware, cash, tech gear and accessories, and graphic design merch. From action cams and Bluetooth earbuds, to portable hard drives, keyboards, and mice, there’s something for everyone.

What’s more, our Grand Prize winner (chosen from one of the first place winners) will receive an additional prize valued at over $13,000 US and includes the following items:

  • $5000 US in cash
  • Wilcom EmbroideryStudio Designing e4 + All Elements

See the full list of contest prizes

It's always fun and a great challenge to enter contests often, and Corel regularly holds contests that are announced in Corel's Discovery Center, which is their central hub for learning their software. With the 2019 CorelDraw International Contest now in full gear, why not give it a shot?


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