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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

24hrs in Bristol Photography Competition

The popular ’24 Hours in Bristol’ photo-marathon competition, which sees 10,000 photographs taken in a single day for the chance to win £5,000 in prizes, returns at the end of September with an exciting new format – all entries must be taken on Smartphones or tablets only.

The annual competition to record a day in the life of the city will take place over a 24 hour period from 12.00pm on Saturday 30 September to 12.00pm on Sunday 1 October. Anyone with a smartphone or tablet can take part by registering at to be eligible for £5,000 of prizes. Each entrant is given a time slot during the 24 hours, this could be 4pm-5pm or 4am-5am during which they must go out and take their photo; they can submit a total of 6 images. At least one of their photos has to be during their given time slot.

Entrants upload their images onto the event website for judging and all entry photos will be displayed alongside the winning and highly commended images in a major exhibition at Bristol’s new Programme Gallery from 28th October 2017.This year’s judging panel includes Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol; Ali Vowles, BBC Points West & radio presenter; Martin Booth, Editor of Bristol24/7 magazine; Michaela Strachan, BBC wildlife presenter; ; John Hirst, Chief Executive of Destination Bristol ; Dr Shawn Sobers, Associate Professor of Lens Based Media at UWE Bristol; Andy Butler, founder of Smartphone photography website Mobiography, and Mark Tipping, award winning smartphone photographer.

Only £3 entry for students (usually £5), which helps fund the £5,000 prizes. Make sure you use your UWE email when signing up!


Looking for Archie Map Competition

Work experience opportunity for Graphics / Illustration / Print students for The Cary Grant Festival.
£100 prize for the design of an A2 to A6 matt fold, double sided, full colour map for our Looking For Archie: Cary Grant’s Bristol walking tour – part of the Being Human Festival in November 2017

Cary Grant, Hollywood’s most debonair star, was born Archibald Leach in Bristol in 1904. Many Bristolians are unaware that he grew up here and continued an enduring relationship with the city. This walking tour retraces Archie’s hometown haunts and uncovers Bristol’s hidden cinema history, in the places where it actually happened. Participants will be led on a guided tour of Bristol City Centre featuring the locations that inspired Archie’s journey from Horfield to Hollywood, and the spots where the Bristol Post snapped him on his many visits home, after he’d reinvented himself as Cary Grant.

The map will be of Bristol City Centre and will incorporate photographs of Cary Grant taken by Bristol Post on his regular visits home, as well as clues for participants to collect on the walk. The walk is aimed at 10-15 year olds, and their families, but needs to speak to a more general adult audience as well.

Aiming to be quite funky and/or retro/vintage.

The Festival colours are red, black and white. The photographs are black and white.

More information about the festival is available here: – you can also look at our festival merchandise here: to get an idea of our branding. See also and

The competition will open in early Sept with a closing date of midnight, 1 October. Expressions of interest with links to online portfolio or examples of previous work invited. Email me at