Global Talent Design Contest - Navigator 2017

Publish Date: Jan 26, 2017

Deadline: Mar 10, 2017


Design the 2017 edition of Navigator Students packaging! 
Put your creativity to the test and win big with Navigator. For those who feel inspired, have a creative and original mindset and want to win big, this is the challenge!


The design proposal shall be developed within an A4 base (210x297mm), occupying a maximum of 80% of the total area.
The proposal should allow for CMYK printing, without the use of special colours.
The proposal should not have nor require any special paper cutting/folding.
Design proposals shall be submitted as JPG files (598x845px 72dpis RGB - 5Mb Max), in order to enable the proposals preview on the contest website.

In the A4 layout, three elements are mandatory:

- Navigator logo
- The word Students
- The 80 g.m-2 reference 

The proposals must comply with Navigator Students brand values – we want them to be perceived as technological, modern, innovative and fun.
Making-of films or presentations must be sent as mp4 files or pdf files and should not exceed 15Mb.
Short summary (200 words or less) of the concept inspiration will be valued. All texts must be submitted in English, to facilitate the judging process.

Each candidate is allowed to enter multiple projects, by submitting separate entry processes.
Candidates must ensure they have secured the appropriate rights and clearances for all materials and images submitted. Navigator will not be liable for any copyright, trademark, patent infringement or for non-payment grievances held against entrants.
Winners agree to transmit all copyright of their proposals to Navigator.
Entries received after the 10th of March 2017 will not be considered valid.


Navigator will select 30 projects, from the total eligible proposals, as Dreams 2017 edition finalists.
The shortlisted proposals (30 in total) selected by Navigator will be revealed on the 20th of March.
The participants shortlisted will be notified by e-mail and will have until the 30th of March to send, by e-mail, all files in digital editable format (Adobe Illustrator, EPS or PSD), in high resolution, respecting all necessary elements and technical requirements for CMYK printing. If the required files are not received until that deadline, the proposal will be disqualified.

The 30 projects shortlisted will be assessed by an independent jury, who will elect the winners based on:

  1. Creativity and originality of the idea;
  2. Concept Relevance;
  3. Alignment with Navigator Student Brand Personality;

Jurors will not be made aware of the identity of any candidate until the voting process is concluded and decisions have been made, to eliminate any possible bias.


  • Winners will be announced on the 10th of April 
  • Winners will also be notified by e-mail. Prizes will be delivered to the winners by a Navigator’s representative. When not possible, Navigator will guarantee its delivery by DHL.
  • Navigator reserves the right to use the winning proposals (packaging and making of) in the promotion and communication of the Navigator Dreams - Global Talent Design contest.
  • Navigator reserves the right to use the winning proposals (packaging and making of) commercially, as well in the communication of the Navigator Students product.
  • Navigator reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the winning proposals in order to guarantee that these meet the production and legal requirements (for retail sales) of Navigator Students.
  • Decisions made by the jury are final.

For big dreamers and even bigger achievers, Navigator gives the opportunity of winning a special prize.
Send us the making-of video of your project and win big with Navigator!
The best making-of video will win a Go Pro Hero5.

Note: Winners will be notified by e-mail and will have seven (7) days from receipt of notification to acknowledge winner status. Navigator is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to acknowledge status, or fails to comply with any term or condition of these Contest Conditions, a prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.

For additional queries please contact us through the email


This is the team that will make your dream big.


Responsible for one of the most international Portuguese brands, Ricardo has been managing Navigator for the past 6 years and has played a key role in reinforcing Navigator's position as the leading premium office paper brand around the World.


He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Desing from the Eina University of Arts and Design (1998). Founder and Creative director at ESIETE a graphic design agency based in Barcelona since 2007. Design lies at the heart of all his projects and for this, he searches excellence in ideas and in execution. His work with the all-line team at the studio has been recognised in several national and international awards. He is also teaches identity and digital comunication at Elisava and Idep, an is the founder and director of the digital magazine.


She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Desing from the Eina University of Arts and Design (2006), she completed her studies with a stage at La Cambre (École nationale supérieure des arts visuels) and working at Gráfica studio. In 2007 she joined ESIETE, directed by Javier Pereda. This graphic design and creative agency has won many national awards like Laus Awards, and international awards like the ADCE.

The ambition of a more global vision of this profession, pushed her to take part as a co-founder and to teach in Idep School a subject about identity and illustration. Moreover, she is part of ADG-FAD committee (Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers).

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