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EIZO Student Award 2020 Winners Announced

After 406 creative students from around the country entered this year's EIZO Student Award, considered one of the nation's most prestigious student creative awards, we are down to the final three winners.

This year the annual EIZO Student Award was open to film submissions, as well as photography entries and students from colleges and universities all around the country entered, making the best year yet.

The judges for this year's awards are photographers, videographers and journalist, and experts in their field. Tim Flach is a highly successful and acclaimed London-based animal photographer, Alistair Taylor-Young an esteemed British photographer and film director, and Helen Jennings, an editor, curator and co-founder of award-winning brand Nataal.

Robert Kiernander from Arts University Bournemouth - selected by Alistair Taylor-Young

‘Hours worth’ is about the brief of tragedy, and how Covid-19 has affected Robert in his local area. The photographs are documents of his one hours worth of exercise allowed during Covid-19s lockdown period.

Alistair added: “I chose ‘Hours worth’ for explaining tragedy in the context of time and observation use of delicate colours and composition. It shows a lovely instinct for reportage and an excellent use of the restrictive one hour.”

Udochukwu Emeka-Okafor from Arts University Bournemouth – Selected by Helen Jennings

‘Beings’ is a short fashion film which comments on masculinity and feminity through androgynous fashion.

Helen said of Udochukwu’s work: “Her film has a playful energy, excellent casting and is delivering a timely message about gender. The voiced archive interview, retro, filmic feeling and music all also bring layers of interest, which makes it an excellent piece of work.”

Watch the film at:

Zoe Storer from the University for the Creative Arts – selected by Tim Flach.

‘Body’ is a series of images that focuses on the body. Within the last year Zoe has been trying to come to terms with issues she has towards her own body and in this series has created grotesque, horror-like images of the body, showing it with an oily, moist texture covering the skin to accentuate the human form and creating a raw meat like image.

Tim commented saying: “What interested me in Zoe’s work was that this series of images operate in an ambiguous way. Although these images are evidently human in form, they evoke something other.”

The three judges also commended additional students:

  • Ben Heyes from Manchester Metropolitan University – enjoyed his work
  • Ben Bullman from Plymouth University – the textures and printing
  • Charlotte Dobson from Leeds Arts University - for her observation on light
  • Harrison Dilks from Falmouth University – for his reportage
  • Myles Morgan Bailey from Arts University Bournemouth - for its mature and precise colours
  • Shaïny Vilo from the University for the Creative Arts - for her graphic eye
  • Tala Qari from the University of the Arts London - for her use of pastel colours

Hayley Osborne, Head of Marketing and Communications for EIZO Limited, commented, "It is our pleasure to announce the winners for this year's EIZO Student Award. We are always blown away by the exceptionally high standard of work entered and wanted to say an enormous thank you to all those involved in what has been an unusual year. The amount of entries received during lockdown, shows how creativity always shines through.

"A massive congratulations to Robert, Udochukwu and Zoe on being our 2020 winners for their amazing work and we wish them all the very best on their placements, which will give them a kick-start into a successful career in the creative industry."

Thank you to all of the students that submitted work. You can view the fantastic shortlisted entries here and keep an eye out on our Instagram channel to find out how the winners get on during their placements with their chosen judge.

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