Conditions of Entry

Designed for Business Student Competition - How to Enter!

Application Forms:

Please follow the example provided and email your entry to An example of a submission can be downloaded, here.

Include the Project Brief; how the brief was achieved and any challenges experienced and resolved. 450 words max. Submit up to 5 images (these can be photographs) of your final project to support your application.

The text should be in either a PDF or Word document and the images should be in a JPG format (at least 300 dpi), with the file names consisting of the full name of the artist followed by the category entered and the title of the work e.g. Mary Smith, Interior Design, A&B Shopping Mall.


Submission Dates:

All entries must be submitted by Thursday 9th August 2018 at 1pm.

Late entries will NOT be accepted.

The Ceremony and presentation announcements will take place in November 2018 (date to be announced soon). 



  • Qualities such as originality of expression, individualism, creative use of materials and presentation are among some of the criteria considered.
  • 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.



The entries must meet the following requirements:

  1. Each submission must be the authentic work of the participating entrant.
  2. Each entry must be accompanied by visual supporting evidence of the project.
  3. Repeat entries will not be accepted. Students are encouraged to submit original works completed within the past year (or previous year if a graduate).
  4. Students must demonstrate individualism, imagination in concept and in skilful use of materials.
  5. Sculptures; paintings; fashion collections etc, should be photographed for assessment. There will be no restrictions on size and/or material used.
  6. 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.
  7. Selected works may be requested to be displayed at the venue during the awards ceremony.



Each entrant may enter one submission per category; i.e. one of the following media but not limited to:

  • Art – Sculpture; drawing; painting; print; collage; other pictorial presentation
  • Fashion – sketch; graphic visualisatons; completed collection; garments
  • Interior Design – mood-board; 3D visualisation; floor plans
  • Interior Decoration – mood-board; 3D visualisation

Each submission should list the following information for the Judges to take into consideration;

  1. Any mitigating restraints you faced to complete the project.
  2. How you overcame those issues.
  3. What, with hind-site would have done differently (i.e. more time, improvments, etc.)

Failure to present the required works in the correct format, guidelines or due date will result in disqualification from the competition and exhibition.


Tips for success:

  1. The competition projects are used in many different ways – the students and university involved use these projects to fulfil either an end of year exam or a personal idea which will be presented to potential product and business developers. For that reason each challenge has a solution and optional expansion and diversification. The faculty and students involved can determine the appropriate scope.
  2. All university course approved software is permitted for use in presentations.
  3. 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.
  4. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the resources at their university and with their Course Tutor. A video of the winners and university course leader will be requested post announcement for future publicity and journalist interviews.
  5. Please carefully read the Rules and Guidelines to ensure that you follow all the rules.
  6. Read the Judging Criteria to see how your work will be evaluated.

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.
  • Works must be emailed to

The Society of British and International Design (SBID) is proud to announce its inaugural Student competition; Designed for Business to be held from Friday, April 19th 2018 to 9th August 2018. The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognise and promote talent of young students, their university course and achievements learned.

In Partnership with:

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