The EIZO UK Student Awards is an annual competition that provides students studying photographic and filmmaking courses in the UK an opportunity to showcase their talent and develop real life experience of working to a brief and deadline that will give them a head start in the creative industry.

The competition has evolved over time to better support the next generation of creatives while raising awareness of the EIZO brand in education.

After the success of last year, EIZO is committed to making this year’s competition even bigger!

EIZO Student Award 2023

The Brief

The EIZO UK Student Awards are now open!! Please ensure you include the Categories you are entering in your submission description.

EIZO Student Award 2023

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EIZO Student Award 2023

Competition Categories

Still Image (Colour) You will need to create a single photography image that captures the colour brief

Still Image (Movement) You will need to create a single photography image that captures the movement brief

Still Image Portfolio You will need to create a series of photography images (up to 10) that represent either the colour or movement brief

Video You will need to create a short moving image (up to 3 minutes) based on either the colour or movement brief

EIZO Student Award 2023

Key Dates

February 28th 2023 Categories and Briefs

March 27th 2023 Open for Submissions

May 2023 Judges Announcement

June 16th 2023 Closed for Submissions

June 19th to July 7th 2023 Competition Judging

July 10th 2023 Finalist Announcement

July 27th 2023 Awards Ceremony

EIZO Student Award 2023

The Prizes

An EIZO ColorEdge monitor For the first time, students will be able to enter a total of 4 categories across photo and video with the winner of each category receiving an EIZO ColorEdge CG2700S monitor. Brand new to the UK this year, it’s the best prize EIZO has ever offered in the Student Awards.

Work placement with one of the judges A fast track into the industry. One overall winners will be selected from a Photography category to win a mentorship scheme with one of the judges – looking, listening, learning and getting something valuable on the CV.

EIZO Student Award 2023

The Judges

Angela Nicholson

Angela is the founder of SheClicks, a community for female photographers, and one of the team behind Camera Jabber, a website for photographers with news, reviews, tips and techniques. She studied photography at the University of Westminster and started reviewing cameras and photographic kit in early 2004. Since, she’s been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor, Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s extensive photography portfolio and co-founded Camera Jabber in August 2016. She is a widely respected editor, writer and reviewer and has tested everything from straps to backpacks, compacts to medium format cameras and computer monitors.

Terry Hope

Terry is the editor and publisher of Professional Photo Magazine, a well-established monthly title that focuses on the working photographer and creative. With a long career in photographic journalism, Terry was the launch editor of PP back in 2005 and part of the team that set up Bright Publishing, and he’s been the owner of the title since 2019. He’s also written extensively for the national press and is the author of 14 books on photography, ranging from the World’s Best Photographer series for Rotovison through to two books focusing on space photography produced in association with NASA.

Damien Demolder

Damien is a photographer, filmmaker, journalist and photographic equipment expert, speaker, judge and educator. He has worked in the photographic publishing industry since 1997, including 15 years at the world’s only weekly photo magazine, Amateur Photographer, where he was editor. He writes for regularly for DP Review and Amateur Photographer magazine, as well as occasionally for other UK and international photographic magazines and websites. He is also a brand, marketing and technology advisor for camera and lens manufacturers, providing consultancy services for market development, effective sales, brand positioning and particularly for reaching consumers.

Matthew Vandeputte

Matthew Vandeputte is a timelapse and hyperlapse operator based in London, UK. After graduating from the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema, and Sound in Brussels in 2011, he has been a freelance timelapse & hyperlapse photographer since. Previously based in Antwerp, Sydney, and London over the last decade, Matthew has worked with a global network of top-tier brands, film production companies, creative firms, and agencies. With a large following online in the timelapse space, Matthew has educated thousands of people in the art of time warping.

Tigz Rice

Tigz is an empowerment photographer, who helps fearless humans re-connect with their bodies & feel empowered, confident & unapologetically present in both their personal and professional adventures. Combining luxury editorial photography with her own signature style of retouching, she has been helping her clients level up their digital visibility since 2009, providing a portfolio of beautiful images that perfectly portray their unique personality, style and values. Tigz has helped clients from all backgrounds reconnect and/or reclaim their bodies after life-changing events including cancer treatment, surgical procedures, trauma and abuse. She also actively works with her clients to promote self-worth and a positive body image.

Marc Aspland

Having just completed his 35th year at The Times, Marc agrees with the old adage that time flies when you are having fun. He’s also a firm believer in the old Chinese proverb, which he’s told his kids, "find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life". Marc has been a Canon Ambassador since the introduction of the programme 12 years ago and is incredibly honoured to have become an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of GB. Specialising in sports photography for The Times & Sunday Times he was recently part of the team covering the Coronation of King Charles on May 6th.

Clive Booth

After a 20-year career as a graphic designer, Clive decided to pursue his lifelong ambition of becoming a photographer and filmmaker. Employing prime lenses and selective focus, he captures the essence of his subjects through natural, available, continuous and found light, resulting in an atmospheric and ethereal aesthetic. Constantly exploring new technologies and techniques, his distinctive style has attracted international clients like Hackett London, LVMH, H&M, MAC Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Asus, Intel, EY, and Aston Martin. As a Canon Ambassador, Clive shares his knowledge and experience through talks and workshops in the UK and Europe, collaborating on visual storytelling workshops for Canon's Young People Programme and Ideas Foundation Charity.

Tim Flach

Tim is a photographer best known for his stylised portraits of animals and for his originality in capturing animal behaviour and characteristics. His work comes from a desire to better communicate stories of the natural world and to explore questions about art, communication, and conservation science. With seven internationally acclaimed books, including "Birds" (2021), "Who Am I" (2019), and "Endangered" (2017), his captivating images have been acquired by prestigious public and private collections worldwide. He holds the title of Honorary Fellow at the Royal Photographic Society, received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts London in 2013, and has been President of the Association of Photographers since 2019.

Hamish Brown

Hamish is an acclaimed photographer and director who has collaborated with renowned figures in celebrity, music, and sports. His portfolio boasts an array of notable talent, ranging from Jay-Z, Ricky Gervais, Sir Elton John and Samuel L. Jackson to the likes of Tyson Fury, Lionel Messi, and Sir Mo Farah. His captivating work has graced the covers of esteemed publications such as British GQ, The Times Magazine, The Observer Magazine, Men's Health, and Vogue. Hamish has published two photographic biographies, "Luis Figo - A Year in the Life" and "Robbie Williams by Hamish Brown," showcasing his engaging style of portraiture and lifestyle documentation. Additionally, his contributions have earned a place in the permanent collection at The National Portrait Gallery in London.

Simeon Quarrie

Simeon has dedicated his life to storytelling, choosing video production and photography as his medium. Spending his early career as a wedding filmmaker, he later moved to corporate filmmaking for world-renowned brands, including Unilever, Barclays and Burberry. He is the CEO and Founder of VIVIDA, which specialises in interactive storytelling, working with ITV, Sky, HSBC and the Ministry of Justice. With his team, he created the world's first immersive interactive film school. Simeon has also delivered a keynote speech on creativity for the launch of Apple’s video editing software and is often invited to advise and mentor production for Google and YouTube.

Catherine Losing

Catherine is an award-winning photographer and director based in London. She's known for her bold, colourful digital imagery commissioned by clients including YSL, IKEA and Vogue. Her acute visual sensibilities have built a reputation in the fine art world, becoming one of only four photographers commissioned for MOMA’s first fashion exhibition in over 70 years. She is also a mentor and lecturer, with a passion for helping under-represented and disadvantaged young people gain a foothold in the photography and film industries. More recently, Catherine has used photography to explore her mixed English, German and Ukrainian heritage. The resulting work has been exhibited internationally and received awards from The Association of Photographers.

Ian Berry

Ian, a renowned photojournalist, has been a member of Magnum Photos since Henri Cartier-Bresson invited him to join when he was based in Paris. He was the only photographer to document the massacre at Sharpeville and has since built his reputation covering events around the world. Such as the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, conflicts in Vietnam and Israel, famines in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa and famously apartheid in South Africa which resulted in two seminal books. He has also produced the books Child Slavery, The Sea and Fishing and his latest Water, which published in June 2023. Ian is a multi-award winner and has held exhibitions worldwide, the latest is to be in Perpignon in September of 2023.

Educational Partners

Participating Colleges,
Schools and Universities:

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Barking and Dagenham College
  • Bath Spa University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts
  • Blackpool and the Fylde College
  • Bournemouth University
  • Bradford College
  • Bridgewater & Taunton College
  • Bristol University
  • Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)
  • Brunel University London
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff University
  • Central Bedfordshire College
  • Central St Martins
  • City of Wolverhampton College
  • Cornwall University
  • Coventry University
  • De Montfort University
  • Edge Hill University
  • Edinburgh College
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Falmouth University
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Goldsmiths University of London
  • Hereford College of Arts
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Hugh Baird College
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds City College
  • Leeds School of Arts
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • London College of Communication
  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • London College of Fashion
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Newcastle College
  • Newcastle University
  • North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
  • Northbrook College Sussex
  • Northern School of Art
  • Northumbria University
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oldham College
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Pearson College
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Plymouth University
  • Ravensbourne University London
  • Reading University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Royal Holloway
  • Sheffield College
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • St Helens College
  • Staffordshire University
  • Stockport College
  • Swansea University
  • The University of Sunderland
  • UCA Rochester
  • Ulster University
  • University Campus Oldham
  • 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 Bradford
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Buckingham
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Derby
  • University of East London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Kent
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of South Wales
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Suffolk
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Surrey
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • University of West London
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Winchester
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of York
  • Walsall College
  • Warwick University 
  • Wiltshire College
  • Winchester School of Art 
  • York St John University
  • St Mary's University, Twickenham
  • Kings College University
  • Teeside University
  • St John's College Cambridge
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queens University Belfast
  • Other
Winners and Shortlist

2022 winners

Isobelle Wightman

North Warwickshire and Hinckley College

The Individuals

Fingerprints make up our identity. When thinking about identity I looked at the things that make us who we are, Fingerprints came to mind. Each one represents our individuality with its intricate design. No two are alike. Identity is an important part of our lives and is a crucial part of who we are. I wanted to represent this in my images, showing the importance of our identity and the different ways it can be displayed. The colour red takes a big impact in my images. Our blood is red, which makes up our DNA. I used polaroid to capture my images, as they are something you can touch, and your fingerprint is left behind. The fingerprint is identity in its simplest form, it is the most effective way of proving someone’s identity. I was fascinated by the thought of there being 7 billion people in the world and no fingerprint is the same. My work showcases a small part of this. My six individuals all have a fingerprint personal to them, no 2 are even slightly similar. Whilst our physical identity can be changed and manipulated, a fingerprint will always stay constant. Each image in my six conveys how we are the same but different. We all have hands, we all have fingers prints, but we all have differences. The differences are what make us individuals.

Jason Paul Stirland

Norwich University of the Arts

Vague Memories

This project explores memories and nostalgia with a modern approach, within this series of work I’ve revisited locations from my childhood and created 3D environments that are capable of being traversed with the use of augments and virtual reality. As I explore these themes and topics, I let the viewer engage with my memories in a different way.

Harry Foulkes

Falmouth University

Thicker Than Water

Throughout this body of work I have brought together visual material from my family photo album, as well as my own photographic practice and a mixture of visual material that has had an impact on my life however small. I have brought this diverse range of imagery together through collage, in doing so creating new narratives out of the once historical work by exploring the idea of memory in my family history and identity through image use and production.

Shortlisted Entries

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