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The AFL invites fans to design a cover for the AFL Record. The winning entry will grace the cover of the round 23 issue. Here’s your challenge as part of our cover contest: our editorial team will be looking back on the 2016 season.
Your brief is to create a visual capturing and encapsulating the season.

Submit your designs to before 5pm, August 19, 2016.

All the information needed to enter is here.


The brief is to design a cover for the round 23 issue of  the AFL Record with the theme: 2016 Season in Review.

The SUBJECT can be iconic moments of the 2016 season, including: Great games, Newsmakers, Events, Milestones, Quirky moments, Celebration, Devastation.

Ideally, we’re looking for a conceptual cover with a strong, impactful visual idea. We value originality and surprise.


The competition is open to all – anyone and everyone.


There is no entry fee.

There is no limit to the number of entries.

Entries should be emailed to

Or sent to:
AFL Record Design Competition
AFL House, 140 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, VIC 3008, Australia

Closing date for entries: 5pm, Friday, August 19, 2016.

Your entry MUST contain the following information: Name, address, phone number, email address and a brief description of your image sources (state clearly which images are sourced from a third party and which are your own creation):


Page size: 275mm(H) x 210mm(W)
Bleed: 5mm
Resolution: 300dpi

Your cover design must contain the following items:

The AFL Record masthead, the AFL Premiership logo and the Round details which should appear as shown on the templates supplied (size and position), although the colour and graphic treatment of the masthead is free for your interpretation. For instance, you may wish to include a graphic within the masthead type.

It is expected all entries will include an illustration or photographic image plus text (you write the cover lines).

Templates are available for download from the links below.

The choice of typefaces, illustrations, etc. is free. The design may be assembled using digital imaging techniques, though all of the elements may not necessarily have a digital origin. The design should be created using a page make-up, image editing or illustration application. Entries must be submitted as digital files. These will be used for judging.

The digital files should be supplied as high-quality 300dpi TIFF, PSD, JPEG or PDF.


Download the AFL Record cover template by clicking the
link below. We have also put together a slection of player images to get you started.

Now you have the AFL Record cover template, you can either choose to print this out and design your cover by hand OR you can design directly from your computer using Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. What you put on your cover is completely up to you, based on the brief provided.

Once you’re happy with your finished cover, email it to or post it to AFL House.


Download the templates and player imagery using the links below


For full terms and conditions please click here


The AFL Record has been the official match program of our great game for more than 100 years. Since Essendon won the premiership in the Record’s inaugural year of 1912, it has continued to inform and entertain fans from generation to generation.

It has been a part of every memorable moment in the game’s history, from the birth of a suburban-based League to the transformation to a truly national competition.

Complete with comprehensive team lists and stats, match previews and exclusive features, today’s AFL Record sets up passionate footy fans for their match-day experience.

Each year, 198 premiership season games are played in all states and territories around Australia … and you will find the Record at every one of those games, as well as the most exciting time of the year – the AFL Finals Series.

There are also a number of retail products released through newsagents and major outlets across the season making the AFL Record Australia’s pre-eminent sporting publication. The AFL fan base and match-day experience have no equal on the sporting world stage and the Record can provide access to this unique environment that unites elite sporting entertainment, tribal passion and advertisers.

A range of advertising packages are available, including bespoke and integrated opportunities – please refer to the contact details here for further information.

Advertise in the AFL Record and be a part of the AFL match-day experience.


For all AFL Record advertising inquiries, please refer to the below contact details:

Dean McBeth 
Sales & Distribution Manager - AFL Record
Ph (03) 9643 1328
Melanya Ross
Direct Sales and Agency Coordinator
Ph: (03) 9643 1715