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SBID Creative Competition to Win £30,000 Now Open


For any design start-up the chance to win £30,000 would provide the perfect opportunity to make a real start with their creative business.

Thanks to The Society for British & International Design (SBID) and their partner Be Open, a new national competition for final year creative students and graduates across Interior Design, Decoration, Fashion, Art & Design has just been launched.

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 final year project and propose their Course Leader as Visionary Tutor 2018 with the aim of winning coveted cash prizes.

FashionCapital has mentored and supported new and emerging creative talent for over 17-years and commends creative competitions that can really assist and promote those at the beginning of their career.

SBID have created this new life changing, equal opportunity 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 Friday 31 August to submit their entry through the SBID website www.sbid.org/student-competition. Category winners will be announced on 29th 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:

SBID founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, said: We are delighted to launch this competition for the benefit of Universities, students and support of Industry members. 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.”


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