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If you are studying or have studied an Art & Design related course, you can enter your final year project and be in with a chance of winning £1,000 for your subject category or an overall prize of £30,000 cash.



To qualify for this category, participants must be currently or previously enrolled on a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree at a UK University, graduating in 2017 or 2018.


Example courses which are accepted for this category:

  • BA (Hons) Art & Design
  • BA (Hons) Illustration
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) 3D Design
  • BA (Hons) Animation


Submission Dates:

All entries must be submitted by Friday 31st August 2018 at 5pm.
Late entries will NOT be accepted.
The Ceremony and presentation announcements will take place on 29th November 2018. 



  • You may submit one entry in through the following media:

–  Sculpture

–  Drawing

–  Painting

–  Print

–  Collage

–  Other pictorial presentation

  • Each submission must be the authentic work of the participating entrant.
  • The judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry, where there is doubt as to authenticity.
  • 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 in any forum including but not limited to the SBID website.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by visual supporting evidence of the project.
  • Repeat entries will not be accepted. Students are encouraged to submit original works completed within the past year (or previous year if a graduate).



The entries must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualities such as originality of expression, individualism, creative use of materials and presentation are among some of the criteria considered.
  • Students must demonstrate individualism, imagination in concept and in skilful use of materials.
  • Sculptures; paintings; fashion collections etc, should be photographed for assessment. There will be no restrictions on size and/or material used.
  • All works must be properly presented, and may be framed, dressed or presented in a raw format, the presentation format does not contribute to the judging criteria.
  • Selected works may be requested to be displayed at the venue during the awards ceremony.


Tips for success:

  • All university course approved software is permitted for use in presentations.
  • In either visual or written presentation, assume that the Judging Panel have no knowledge of technical and non-technical expertise in the category domain. The submission will need to be clearly explained so that journalists outside of the industry sector can understand, in a short three minute presentation, your solution to a problem or innovation.
  • In your application form be sure to include an outline of your project brief and explain accurately and concisely how each criteria of your project brief was met as this will form part of the judging criteria.
  • Other aspects such as creativity, originality and functionality of the project will also be evaluated for judging.
  • Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the resources at their university and consult with their Course Tutor.
  • Make sure you have carefully read the Rules and Guidelines to ensure that you are in line with competition expectations.


Terms and Conditions:

  • Entries submitted to the SBID student competition on time that comply with the written guidelines will be judged, however, only works of the highest quality and presented in accordance with the guidelines will be exhibited.
  • Please email [email protected] if you have any queries about your application or how to enter.

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