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Student Competition to win £30,000

Students in their final year or in the first year of graduating from a full time Bachelor’s Degree; or are currently studying a Master’s Degree course are invited to enter.

The competition is open to creative students and graduates across Interior Design, Product Design, Interior Decoration, Fashion, and Art & Design for a chance to win £30,000.

Student’s can also nominate their tutor for a chance to win the Visionary Tutor Award 2018. 

SBID recognise the time, research and financial cost invested in esteemed university education, the outcome aimed at increasing the opportunity to gain employment from the most prestigious, innovative and creative companies from local, national and global to established or start-up. The aim is to connect the next generation of imaginative minds with the creative industries.



One Overall Winner receives the cash prize of £30,000.

Five Category Winner prizes – each category winner receives £1,000.


Entries Open                           Friday 20th April 2018

Entries Deadline                     Friday 31st August 2018

Finalists Announced               Monday 29th October 2018

Ceremony                               Thursday 29th November 2018

Student Competition – Win £500!

We are looking for UWE students from any discipline to submit their ideas for artwork that can be used to illustrate the work of the University’s Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) in its promotional activities, including printed materials, online (e.g. the CAR website), in conference presentations and CAR’s social media presence. 

The winner will receive £500 and will be credited on the images when used to promote CAR’s work at a local, national and international level.  The winning image is likely to be seen by a wide ranging audience that is indicative of those who are interested in and engaged with CAR’s work, including the public, academics,  students, health professionals, teachers, schools, support organisations, policy makers, the media and business executives. 

The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) is the world’s largest group of researchers focusing on the role of appearance in people’s lives.  It is a University centre of excellence for psychological and interdisciplinary, patient-centred research in appearance, disfigurement, body image and related studies, consisting of around 30 psychology researchers, including PhD students, researchers, academics, and professors. 

We strive to promote acceptance of diversity of appearance in all aspects of our work.  We will not use images that promote unrealistic ideals of appearance.

We conduct innovative research that creates and promotes knowledge and understanding about the psychosocial and cultural aspects of appearance with a focus on promoting positive body image and acceptance of diversity in appearance. Much of our work is around the development and evaluation of interventions/support for people with appearance–related concerns: this includes children, young people and adults; men and women; people who look in some way ‘different’ to the norm, for example due to conditions they were born with (e.g. cleft lip and palate), injury (e.g. burns), or health conditions (e.g. cancer treatment). Our research also investigates what influences people’s body image, including mass and social media, peers, families, and cultural norms, and how to promote positive body image and resilience in the general public.

For more information about CAR to go

CAR is also on Facebook (@AppearanceResearch) and Twitter (@CAR_UWE)

Deadline for application: 5pm on 25th June 2018


Further Information & Competition Guidlines: Announcing a student competition to design artwork to represent the Centre for Appearance Research

Specsavers Eyewear Design Competition

  • Specsavers are looking for designs that shout style but that are also wearable. They should encourage people to wear their specs with pride and help the wearer to express their individuality. They can be of any colour and pattern, or you might prefer something simpler where the shape does the talking.
  • Wherever your imagination leads you, remember, they also have to be practical, functional and able to be manufactured.
  • The end products can be made out of a range of materials that include acetate, stainless steel, nickel, silver or titanium, cellulose proprionate or grilamide (nylon).
  • But if that sounds a bit daunting, don’t worry: the finalists will work closely with an eyewear designer and product developer to bring their designs to life to ensure that they comply with optical industry standards.
  • You should produce a minimum of two different designs and a maximum of six – obviously the more you submit, the more the judges are likely to see something that they love! Specsavers would also like you to come up with a name for the new eyewear collection.

The Prize

  • Each winner will receive a cash prize of £2,000, as well as having their design or designs manufactured and professionally photographed.
  • One overall winner, who most impressed the judges at interview, will also be flown out to the Far East, all expenses paid, to see their designs being made.

Further Information

The Paper Library – Student Stationery Competition

The Paper Library, in partnership with The London Stationery Show are looking for the UK’s finest design talent. In return, winners will be awarded a design placement at one of three leading stationery companies, Paperchase, Caroline Gardner and Portico Designs. 

The UK stationery market is worth over £2 billion and is growing yearon-year. The industry is represented by many leading businesses who continually look to innovate within the market and provide consumers with products to enrich both their love of stationery and their day-today use of products ranging from pens to envelopes, notepads to letter writing sets and diaries to desk accessories.

The Paper Library in partnership with The London Stationery Show are offering 1 to 2-week placements to current UK-based undergraduate or postgraduate design students. The placements will cover local travel and lunch allowance (Paperchase and Caroline Gardner) and will cover accommodation in Bath (Portico Designs: You can be in any year of study to apply. You can choose to respond to any of the three briefs overleaf. The three placements are offered by Paperchase, Caroline Gardner and Portico Designs, with each company choosing their own winner. Please note that if you apply to more than one brief, your submissions must be unique for each brief.

Deadline: Monday 25th June, 2018, 5pm GMT

For more information: Download Document

The Paper Library Website:

I-AM Graduate Internship Competition

Always keen to find new talent, we run an annual internship competition: looking for two superb graduates to spend a year working with our design team in London. We visit universities across the UK, spreading the agency gospel to future designers and introducing them to the competition. With excellent feedback from students and lecturers and lots of interest on social media, the competition always attracts plenty of strong applicants. Being a design agency, it may not come as a surprise that we set applicants a creative task. This year the theme is to re-invent the humble match box. Along with their portfolios, we ask graduates to send us their creative ideas for what else a match box can do, say or be by uploading their entries to Instagram tagging♯iamgrad18

To download the application & competition details, please click link below:


SIGGRAPH’s SpaceTime 2018 International Student Competition

SIGGRAPH’s SpaceTime 2018 International Student Competition

provides an excellent opportunity for students currently attending school in either traditional academic setting or home school at either the College/University levels or High School/Secondary levels and working in computer based media to exhibit their creative work nationally and internationally.

Entries will be judged by international jurors on the basis of solution of the theme, artistic merit, design, originality, technical excellence, and content. We are interested in ways to push the limits of the technology available or involve combinations of technologies. The first two winners will receive a non-transferable complimentary Conference Select registrationto the SIGGRAPH 2018 Conference in Vancouver, Canada August 12-16th, which does not include travel or lodging. Selected works will be exhibited at the SIGGRAPH Education Committee Booth at the 2018 Conference and included on the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee web site, and in promotional materials. The authors of accepted works will receive a letter, which may serve as a basis for applying for their schools’ grants to attend the conference. May 15, 2018.

The theme for SpaceTime 2018 is: “Generations”, keeping with the theme of 2018 conference.

We are looking for posters that depict this idea.

Submission Requirements:

One entry per student.

1. Send a jpg file:

– Image size is A3 (11.7” x 16.5”–297 x 420 mm) 300-ppi RGB, JPG format.

– Name your files and folder: firstname_lastname_s2018.jpg

2. Send a Word document named firstname_lastname_s2018.docx with:

– Student’s name: First Name, Last Name

– Title of Work

– Student’s email address

– School and Department/Program name with City and Country

– Professor’s name

-A brief artist’s statement (maximum 250 words)

-A brief technical statement (maximum 150 words)

You may include text in the poster design as long as it suits the theme. A minimal use of text is suggested.

You should not use any copyrighted imagery for your poster. You may use images released under a Creative Commons license that allows for derivative works, or images that are in the public domain, but you are responsible for copyright related issues.

Submission Methods:

Email attachments: one image, one info statement to anna.ursyn [at], Cc: aursyn [at]

Because of the spam folder, please send to both addresses.

By submitting your work you state that no copyrighted images were used, and agree that SIGGRAPH Education Committee retains the right to archive the project description on our web sites and promotional materials for fair use. Materials will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Questions should be directed to: Dr. Anna Ursyn at, Cc:

Logo competition with a prize of £200 for UWE FET Enterprise project

FET  Enterprise project would like to arrange a series of fun  extra- curricular  activates that develop a “can-do” confidence in their students.

FET  Enterprise project is centred upon ensuring that our students not only have the technical knowledge and skills associated with their chosen subject but also possess enterprising skills. We seek to equip our students with the skills, experiences and aspirations they need to succeed not only at work but in life. Enterprising skills are those which support decision making through application of: creativity; innovation; problem solving; collaboration; group / team working; networking; risk taking; effective communication; critical analysis; and judgement. We want to form more effective individuals by developing a “can-do” confidence in our students.


In this exercise/ competition you are invited to design a logo to embed the elements of this initiative

·         The logo should be in high resolution with minimum 300 DPI.

·         The logo should be designed on a digital platform.

·         The winner of the competition shall be required to submit the design in an editable and open file format.

·         The logo should be usable on the website/social media such as Twitter/Facebook

·         Logo should be designed in colour

·         The winning design of the logo would be the intellectual property of the University of the West of England, Bristol  the winner cannot exercise any right over it, after acceptance of the prize.


The deadline is: 18/12/2017

Email all entries/artwork to Ramion Amali