The MENTAL x Design Ideas Competition invites students across the University of Melbourne to conceptualise a ‘comfort room’ for the MENTAL Exhibition at Melbourne Science Gallery. 


During the fully catered competition from 4 - 6 March 2022, interfaculty teams will be challenged to conceive and communicate a multisensory, physical retreat space using their preferred technique of expression. The competition will also involve sessional mentoring with university faculty members and the opportunity to present your design to an expert judging panel. 


The winning team will receive $250 per team member and the prospect for the concept to be realised at the exciting new Melbourne Connect Science Gallery. 

Entry Requirements

Open to students currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne.  Participants can sign up as an individual or in a group of 2. Individuals and pairs will be assigned to other students from a different faculty to form groups of 3 to 4 people


Friday 4 March to Sunday 6 March 2022


Science Gallery, Melbourne Connect Building

Registration Closes

5:00pm Wednesday 2 March 2022



This is a fully catered event. Please indicate your dietary requirements in the registration form. 



The competition is FREE to enter.

A deposit of $10 is required when registering. The deposit will be refunded at the end of the competition or if notice is received at least 48 hours before this event commences that you can no longer attend.


$250 per team member and the prospect for the concept to be realised.