Design Contest 2018

We are so excited to be holding another design contest! We are looking for an awesome design and we want YOU to be the one who designs it! The contest will begin April 9, 2018 and close April 30, 2018.


  1. Create your design

  2. Post your design to Instagram in a new post

  3. Tag @golden.coil and use the hashtag #GCxDESIGN18

The top ten designs will go to a vote on our Instagram feed. Votes will be gathered from our Instagram followers only - our account will go private the day of voting to ensure only people following the account may vote. The design with the most votes will be printed as one of our 2018-2019 covers.


  • $500 advance

  • A commission on every planner sold with your designed cover

  • 5 planners or notebooks with your design


  • A maximum of two entries per person may be submitted

  • Submissions must be of new work and in a new Instagram post - please do not tag old design posts

  • Designs must comply with design specifications

    • Golden Coil trademarks on front and back covers must remain in place

    • Original design must be at least 9 x 12

    • No additional gold foiling on front or back covers


  • We have found that people respond to designs best when they are photoshopped onto one of our planners. We have provided some templates in our Dropbox folder for you to use.

  • When creating your deisgn, think of what kind of design you would want to be on the planner you purchase