The Society for British & International Design (SBID) and its partner Be Open, have collaborated to launch a new national competition for final year creative students and graduates across interior design, decoration, fashion, art and design to submit their final year projects for a chance to win £30,000.
“We are delighted to launch this competition for the benefit of Universities, students and support of Industry members,” commented Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, SBID founder.
“SBID recognise the time, research and financial cost invested in esteemed university education, the outcome of this competition is aimed at increasing the opportunity to gain employment from the most prestigious, innovative and creative companies from local, national and global to established or start-up. As a core value SBID and Be Open strongly believe in highlighting student activities and the potential the experience brings.”
In collaboration with recognised SBID universities, with the support of industry members, sponsors and competition partner Be Open, students across the creative industries are invited to submit their end of year project and propose their Course Leader as Visionary Tutor 2018 with the aim of winning coveted cash prizes.
SBID has created this new competition in a bid to showcase emerging talent in each industry, as well as providing the link in nurturing relationships between those in studies and the working industry.
Judges and sponsors will present the overall winner with a cash prize of £30,000; five category winners with £1,000 each and a university recognition at the awards ceremony held in November.
Entries are now open, and students have until 31 August to submit their entry through the SBID competition website. Category winners will be announced on 29 October, the overall winner selected from all entries will be announced at an awards ceremony in London the following month.
Judges will be looking for qualities such as originality of expression, individualism, creative use of materials and presentation skills. Each student or graduate may email one submission per category in one of the following mediums: art; fashion; interior design; product design; and interior decoration.
SBID is the standard bearer organisation for the interior design profession across the UK, Europe and around the world. It is the professional accrediting body for the interior design industry supporting professional and trading standards of interior designers, architects and manufacturers.