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, Benedict Redgrove and John Ross.

The competition will be open for submissions from Thursday 21st November 2019.

EIZO Student Award 2020

The Brief

Colour is more than a palette; it is life and is present in all aspects that surround it. We want to see how you represent this in your work; what is the significance of colour in the images you create and what are you aiming to communicate through the use of it in your work.

EIZO Student Award 2020

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EIZO Student Award 2020

Key Dates

21st Nov 2019: Awards open for submissions

May 2020: Awards closed

June 2020: Winners announced

Summer 2020: Work placements

EIZO Student Award 2020

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 one of our judges – looking, listening, learning and getting something valuable on the CV.

EIZO Student Award 2020

The Judges

Tim Flach

Tim is a London-based animal photographer and honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Bringing to life the complexity of the animal kingdom, his work ranges widely across species, united by a distinctive stylisation reflecting an interest in how we better connect people to the natural world. His recent project, Endangered, is a powerful document of species on the edge of extinction.

Tim Flach

Helen Jennings

Helen is a curator, consultant and editor whose array of experience in fashion and culture includes working with such brands as Stella McCartney, Topshop and Vivienne Westwood. She is co-founder and editorial director of Nataal, the award-winning media brand celebrating contemporary African visual arts, fashion, music and culture. Its digital platform, annual magazine and photography exhibitions have created a global platform for a new generation of artists inspired by the continent.

Lakin Ogunbanwo

Alistair Taylor-Young

Alistair is a British photographer and film director whose career spans over 25 years. He has long standing relationships with leading names in fashion and beauty, including Dior, Bloomingdales, Fendi and Margaret Howell; shooting on location and in studio, creating advertising campaigns, catalogues and directing commercials. Alistair has contributed to Conde Nast Traveller for the past 20 years, travelling to extraordinary locations across the world.

Alistair Taylor Young

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 2019

Last year's winners

Jimmy Lee

University for the Creative Arts

Another Day in Paradise is a unique study of modern Britain in the ‘Brexit era’. Instead of documenting the direct conflict, Jimmy’s work depicts the ideology of British people today as well as the fantasy of the future.

Josh Adam Jones

Bristol, University West of England

Josh’s study, XO, concentrates on the relationship between local people and outsiders in Oman’s capital city, Muscat, with an emphasis on human aspects of the Middle East and how people are united by diversity.

Maia Pavey

Falmouth University

Maia’s series ‘Chez Moi, De Loin’, is a collection of mixed media exploring her grandparents’ house in the Calvados region of Normandy which was inhabited by the Nazis in the Second World War. Her images ask the question: what makes a home, and does the history of the house matter?