London, 5th October 2017, today EIZO Limited announced it has launched its second UK EIZO Award. This year the competition is focussing entirely on photography.

The competition is open to UK university students who are serious about starting a career in photography. The prizes include a placement with one of the top UK photographers plus an EIZO ColorEdge series monitor.

EIZO ColorEdge monitors are the creative industry standard, with 10 monitors in the range, each has its own unique technical specification and size for either amateur or professional photographers or filmmakers. The CG Series is split into three sections 4k, High Definition and HDR. All offer exceptional detail and smooth images as well as built in calibration sensors, media emulation and true black display, perfect for students starting a career in the creative industry.

Awarded work placements will be with the judges of the competition:

Simon Roberts –

Miles Alderidge -

John Ross

The 2017 EIZO Photography competition was a huge success with over 200 entries from over 25 universities across the UK. The winning photography student Joseph Clarkson from Manchester School of Art won a placement at the studio of renowned fashion photographer Rankin.

The three other winners in 2017 won placements with Studio Dumbar for the graphic design category, Heatherwick Studio and Somesuch for the film category.

Joseph Clarkson, said, “I was extremely shocked and honoured when I found out that I won the 2017 EIZO Award, it’s given me a large amount of confidence in my own work. Receiving the opportunity to have a summer placement with Rankin was extremely eye opening and will definitely be an experience I will never forget. It gave me a real insight into the industry and how fast paced it can be. It was hard work and long hours, but every day was a different challenge and I was able to experience so many different aspects that go on behind the scenes of a professional photo-shoot and getting to work with some of the best in the business. During my time at Rankin studios, I formed friendships with stylists who worked for Hunger magazine and producers who work for Rankin film plus I met loads of industry clients, giving me the opportunity to network myself and make contacts, which is so important within the creative industry. I got to learn first-hand from working photographers in the industry today.”

EIZO, Managing Director, Colin Woodley, said; “We are launching the EIZO ColorEdge competition for the second year running following a fantastic first year. The winners will get an invaluable opportunity to work alongside the UK’s biggest names in photography that can only help to boost their budding careers.

“EIZO is passionate about new photography talent from amateurs through to professionals. Last year’s EIZO Awards were so well received that this year we were keen to reach out to more students across the UK to offer them the opportunity to get a fantastic work placement like Joseph did with Rankin. We are not only offering practical experience but we are also offering the chance to win one of our ColorEdge monitors that allow the students to start their careers with market leading technology that will give them a competitive advantage in a competitive industry. Good luck to all the students and remember to check out the competition brief online.”

Joseph continues, “This placement taught me that if I want to be a part of this industry I need to have a thick skin, observe and listen carefully to those around me. Since winning the competition, I have been very busy continuing to create my own photography work while travelling around Vietnam, beginning to understand the direction that I would like to take my work moving into my final year studying photography at the Manchester School of Art. I also have had the opportunity to travel to London for fashion week and work with Bryan Griffin GQ magazine insider to document his experiences.

What an amazing experience EIZO has given me, which I wish I could do all over again. Opportunities like this are what open the doors to much larger opportunities in the future, if you are at home reading this and thinking of applying for the, EIZO Award 2018 just do it! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

Notes to Editors:

About EIZO Award

Only students from participating Universities will be able to enter the 2018 EIZO Award. Any University can register their interest throughout the September-April competition period by emailing

19 Universities have already incorporated the EIZO ColorEdge competition into their 2017/2018 curriculum, Anglia Ruskin, Barking and Dagenham, Birmingham City, Cleveland College of Art and Design, Edinburgh Napier, Falmouth, Kingston, Ravensbourne, Sheffield Hallam, Staffordshire, UCA, Central Lancashire, Chester, East London, Hertfordshire, Salford, South Wales, Sunderland, Leeds Beckett.

Another 8 universities are promoting the competition. Canterbury Christchurch, Coventry, Hugh Baird, London South Bank, Manchester Met, Southampton Solent, Huddersfield and West London.

Winners of the 2016/2017 competition can be seen here: