Student Competition UK

Get me 2 the Top UK

The Get me 2 the Top UK student competition is separated into the following categories:

– Interior Design 

– Product Design

Judging Process:

The competition consists of a two-tiered judging process. The first will see a technical panel of judges select a single finalist from each participating university.  The finalists will then be passed on to a panel of distinguished industry professionals who will decide upon the winning entry.


The overall winner will receive a 3 month internship with a leading UK Design practice and an honorary annual SBID Associate Membership with its invaluable benefits worth £180.00 following graduation, opening the door into the professional world of ‘Design Practice’. Each Finalist will also receive an honorary annual Associate Membership worth £180.00 valid for one year, and have their project featured in the relevant issue of eSociety magazine; the official magazine of the Society of British and International Design.


The competition is open to all the students in their first or second year of study in degree-awarding institutions. Schools, colleges and other institutions which do not have degree-awarding powers but who provide complete courses leading to recognised UK degrees validated by institutions which have degree awarding powers are also invited to enter Competition. All students must be studying an Interior Design, Interior Architecture course or equivalent. Architecture students are also eligible but only interior design related elements of the submitted project will be taken into account. Students studying product design should only submit products designed to go in an interior space.


The first edition of this years Student Competition in January 2018 is now closed.


Suzi Sendama
Mischon de Reya

Charlie Caswell
HBA Residential

Diana Celella
Drawing Room Interiors

Tom Marquardt

Lucy Upward
HALI Publications

Tamsin Slatter
Vectorworks Inc.

Vanessa Brady OBE
IDS Design Practice


The project required to enter the competition will be the project produced as part of the student’s University studies. This project will therefore follow the current brief set out in the course curriculum by each participating university, as assigned to students by the course leaders. Course leaders are asked to submit the top 10 students in their course into the competition. The competition is separated into the categories of Interior Design and Product Design and will take into account the individual’s project brief within the judging process.

Original Work:

By submitting an entry, the entrant warrants that it is his/her original work and that they and SBID have permission to publish the material.

All projects will be submitted in a PDF document (no larger than 10MB) incorporating text and images (i.e. a text document with the images dispersed throughout the project or at the end). Maximum 10 images per submission. The text should be no more than 1000 words which clearly include the student’s name, course, course title, university, chosen category and a rationale (description) of the project.

All information must be given in English.

How to Apply:

To enter the competition, student’s will be required to submit projects directly to their course leader who will then forward their top 10 student’s submissions to us at [email protected].

Sponsors and Partners 

  • Vectorworks
  • Vanessa Brady Foundation
  • Jestico & Whiles

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