Students can embrace their design talents through Fairfax Community Newspapers' Design an Ad program.
Schools all over the greater Sydney area entered their students' designs in the competition.
Kingswood High visual design teacher Belinda Douglass said the school had been involved in the program since 2006, and will continue to be involved in the future.
"We find it highly valuable for the kids," Ms Douglass said.
"The program relates directly to the syllabus, and we use it in the year 11 visual arts class as part of the students' assessments as well."
Design an Ad, launched by Fairfax Community Newspapers, spans 14 publications and covers hundreds of suburbs.
"It's a great opportunity for students to see that art isn't just about drawing," Ms Douglass said.
"Their brief is to create something that can be used as a part of their portfolio for a job, or to get into an art school or university."
She said it provided students with a new way to learn about their local community.
"They are designing for a company within the local community, so they have to make their designs appropriate for the community audience," Ms Douglass said.
"It gives the students, their parents and the school pride to see their work printed in the local paper.
FCN group features and special projects manager Glenis Sheldrick said the best part was receiving entries.
Ms Sheldrick said she had been involved with the project for more than 10 years and believed this year's entries were outstanding.
"Next year we'll move the competition forward by adding a special category for computer designs, while keeping the traditional skill of drawing," she said.
The prize value is more than $50,000 in prizes, cheques and vouchers awarded to the winning students and their teachers.