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

You can download the full EIZO UK Student Awards 2023 Brief here!

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 28th 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

Judges Announced May 2023

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
  • 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 School of Arts
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London South Bank University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Newcastle College
  • 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 University London
  • 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
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Surrey
  • Cornwall University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff University
  • Brunel University London
  • Royal Holloway
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Chichester
  • The University of Sunderland
  • Warwick University 
  • St Mary's University, Twickenham
  • Pearson College
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Bristol University
  • Reading University
  • Goldsmiths University of London
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Kings College University
  • Bridgewater & Taunton College
  • Edinburgh College
  • London College of Communication
  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts
  • London College of Fashion
  • University of Winchester
  • University of Southampton
  • Winchester School of Art 
  • Queens University Belfast
  • University of Nottingham
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Kent
  • Oldham College
  • University Campus Oldham
  • Other
  • City of Wolverhampton College
  • Teeside University
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

Launch the EIZO Award Gallery

See the shortlisted entries from all competition years.