EIZO make monitor screens for creative people, but that’s not all we do: We also run a student photography award which recognises the best in new creative image making. It’s our commitment to the future of the industry. Winning entries receive an EIZO ColorEdge monitor and a work placement offer with a leading photographer.

Previous winners have spent time with the likes of Rankin, Miles Aldridge, Simon Roberts and John Ross.

EIZO Student Award 2019

This year we are looking for submissions of daring, original and innovative images where colour plays a significant role in the creation and idea within the image.

EIZO Student Award 2019

Submissions for the EIZO Award 2019 are now closed. Thank you and good luck to everyone that’s entered. We’ll be announcing the shortlisted entries here on 28th May 2019.

EIZO Student Award 2019

Key Dates

Nov 2018: Awards open for submissions

17th May (5PM) 2019: Awards closed

June 2019: Winners announced

Summer 2019: Work Placements

EIZO Student Award 2019

The Prizes

An EIZO ColorEdge monitor

Work placement with one of the judges A fast track into the industry. Chosen winners will get the chance to work alongside a renowned photographer. Looking, listening, learning and getting something valuable on the CV.

EIZO Student Award 2019

The Judges

Benedict Redgrove

Benedict Redgrove's career began in graphic design, a foundation that is still evident in his image-making which is renowned for its clean, graphic and sophisticated aesthetic. He has been a lifelong lover of innovation and industry and his 20+ year award-winning career has seen him work with major brands including BMW, Audi, British Airways, Aston Martin, Sky and Sony. For the past few years, Redgrove has been shooting an ambitious project with NASA, which will result in a book launch in 2019.

NASA Valkyrie R5 Robot from Benedict Redgrove's NASA - Past and Present Dreams of the Future project.

Catherine Hyland

Catherine Hyland is a photographer and artist based in London. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and at the Royal College of Art. She has recently exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery as part of The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, received Best in Book in the Creative Review Photography Annual 2017, Renaissance Prize 2017 and received the Gold Award in The Royal photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161 announced on the 9th October 2018. Catherine has recently been travelling the mountains of China and Monglia working on her 'Universal Experience' series which captures expansive landscapes contrasted with manmade elements.

From Catherine Hyland's Universal Experience series.

Nick Ballón

Nick Ballón's journalistic sensibility is at the heart of his photographic practice. He has a way of discovering those little ticks or details about a place, person or situation that others miss. Everything centres around his limitless curiosity. With each project he invests hours into research and development. His portfolio is a collision of subjects from the worlds of politics, art, science, history, sport and popular culture. For the last decade, Nick's personal work has focused exclusively on his Anglo-Bolivian heritage, exploring socio-historical ideas of identity and place, with a particular focus on the concept of 'foreignness' and belonging.

From Nick Ballón's Cuidad Rebelde series.

Educational Partners

Participating colleges,
schools and universities:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Barking and Dagenham College
  • Bath Spa University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Blackpool and the Fylde College
  • Bradford College
  • Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Central Bedfordshire College
  • Central St Martins
  • Cleveland College of Art and Design
  • Coventry University
  • De Montfort University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Falmouth University
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Hereford College of Arts
  • Hugh Baird College
  • Kingston University
  • Leeds City College
  • Leeds Arts University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London South Bank University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
  • Northbrook College Sussex
  • Northern School of Art
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Plymouth University
  • Ravensbourne
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Sheffield College
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • St Helens College
  • Staffordshire University
  • Stockport College
  • UCA Rochester
  • Ulster University
  • University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute
  • University Centre Southend & Thurrock(Part Of South Essex College)
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Derby
  • University of East London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Salford
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Suffolk
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • University of West London
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Wiltshire College
  • York St John University
  • Walsall College
Winners and shortlist from 2018

Last years winners

Annabel Lake

Central Saint Martins

A very personal piece of work, Annabel photographed her widowed grandmother wearing the red dress she’d worn whilst ballroom dancing with her husband for some 60 years previous. In a series of 4 photographs, Annabel aims to reconnect her grandmother with the past and with the dancing she loved so much to do.

Irene Mendez

Falmouth University

A strong theme in Irene’s work is documenting the natural world and abstraction in patterns, lines and colours. Specialising in nature and underwater photography, she is seeking to find original ways to photograph her subjects and challenge audiences to look through a different lens.

Lauren Fearn

Falmouth University

Lauren’s work symbolises the desire humans have to change nature: controlling it and formulating it into a way that we can understand. Reflecting how mankind has interfered with the landscape she has altered landscape images, transforming them into unknown worlds of silver and black. The alterations reflect the we’re having on the layers of the earth, causing them to warp, weaken, or disappear entirely.