University + Rip Curl Creative Jam

Aug 10, 2020 | Competitions, Events, Opportunities

Register with a team to compete against other university students in Australia and New Zealand in a week-long Creative Jam and win prizes!

Use Adobe XD to design an experience and present your project to industry experts for insightful feedback and you may win prizes and bragging rights!


Join Adobe, Rip Curl, and university students across Australia and New Zealand in a beginner-friendly designathon to identify solutions that matter. Create a team, invite 1 or 2 more friends to join your team, and then get details before we begin! No experience necessary.

Rip Curl is a designer, manufacturer, and retailer of surfing sportswear and accompanying products, and a major athletic sponsor. Rip Curl has become one of the largest surfing companies in Australia, Europe, South America, North America and South Africa.

Attend two 2-hour sessions online and work with your 2 to 3-person team to compete, from anywhere you like.

  • Kick Off: Friday, 14 August at 9:00 am AEST During the 2-hour session, you’ll learn how to create a simple interactive mobile prototype! And then we will reveal the Jam challenge as issued by Rip Curl! You and your team will collaborate on an app prototype and produce a full user experience. Submissions are due on Sunday, 16 August at 12 midnight AEST.
  • Finale: Friday, 21 August at 9:00 am AEST Join the 2-hour presentation and awards ceremony to find out if you’ve made it to the finale, present your work live on-screen to the Rip Curl & Adobe judges, get realtime feedback, and if you win… go home with some serious gift card cred in your pocket.


Create a team, invite up to 2 friends to join your team, and then get details before we begin! No experience necessary. You must register by Thursday, 13 August at 9:00 am AEST, or you’ll miss out. Closer to the event date, you’ll receive details on how to prepare, the link to join us online, and more.


You MUST be a currently-enrolled student of an accredited college or university and a resident of Australia or New Zealand and register with a VALID campus-issued email address. Registrants who are not part of a team of at least 2 are not able to participate.