SBID recognise the time, research and financial cost invested in esteemed university education. The outcomes of our student competition schemes are aimed at increasing the opportunity for aspiring professionals to gain employment from the most prestigious, innovative and creative companies from local, national and global, to established or start-up. As a core value SBID strongly believes in highlighting student activities and the potential that the experience brings to both students and participating companies in facilitating their journey from learning to earning.
We host two annual student competitions designed to include students throughout their training:
Student Competition for Third Year Students and Graduates
‘Design for Business’ provides a link into industry independence as a professional. Students submit their final year project for a chance to receive a £30,000 cash prize; enabling a student to pay off their debt, establish a business or create their idea for a commercial venture. Design for Business is open to UK students, from 2019 the competition will be open to European students also.
Student Competition for First and Second Year Students
‘Get Me to the Top’ is a route into the industry, providing mentoring, networking and real-time experience of how the industry operates in preparation for stepping into the commercial world as a design graduate. ‘Get me two the top’ is available to students in the UK, Europe and all recognised participating countries. Entries for the next competition reopen in 2019.
See more information on either competition below: