Event Theme

Event Theme

Come with us on a Journey

Each year, Burning Seed has a unique theme which helps guide the artwork, inspiration, theme camps, events and costumes you see on The Paddock. Sometimes the theme is abstract or conceptual as with Imagine Nation (2014), Revolution (2015) and Ancient Future (2018). At other times they are a little more specific such as with Deep Space in 2016 (aka the burn that we must not speak of) and Deeper Space in 2017. And of course at Burning Seed 2019, we had our most unique theme so far - Zoophemism.


Burning Seed 2020 Theme Suggestions
Now Open!


Now Burning Seed 2019 is behind us, it's time to launch the theme naming contest for Burning Seed 2020. We want to hear your suggestionbs for the 2020 theme. It could be something that represents the uniqueness of the land we hold our event on or something that brings inspiration to your costumes. This is also the 10th Burning Seed event which may inspire you with a theme name. You are only limited by your creativity!

It should be obvious, but we will say this anyway - any themes deemed as offensive - namely sexist, racist, misogynistic, transphobic, vulgar or homophobic, will not be included in the process.

Here are the dates you need to know:

  • 3rd November 2019 - theme suggestions open
  • 12th November 2019 - theme suggestions close
  • 15th November 2019 - shortlist will be released with an online poll for you to vote on your favourites
  • 28th November 2019 - poll closes

The top 5 theme suggestions based on your votes will then be discussed and voted on at the Burning Seed Summit on 30th November, and the theme will be picked for 2020! We will officially announce the theme shortly afterwards.