The Society for British & International Design (SBID) and its partner Be Open Think Tank, have collaborated to launch a new national competition for ﬁnal year creative students and graduates across Interior Design, Decoration, Fashion, Art & Design, to submit their ﬁnal year projects for a chance to win a prize of £30,000, enabling a student to pay off their debt, establish a business or create their idea for a commercial venture.
SBID recognises the time, research and ﬁnancial cost invested in esteemed university education. The outcomes of the student competition schemes are aimed at increasing the opportunity for aspiring professionals to gain employment from the most prestigious, innovative and creative companies from local, national and global, established or start-up. In collaboration with recognised SBID universities, and 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.
SBID has created this new competition in a bid to showcase emerging talent in each industry, promote equal opportunities and to nurture relationships between students and the working world. Judges and sponsors will present the overall winner with a prize of £30,000; ﬁve category winners with £1,000 each with their university recognised at the awards ceremony held at the House of Commons on 29th November. Entries are now open and students have until Friday 31 August to submit their entry through simple process on the SBID website http://www.sbid.org/student-competition.
Category winners will be announced on 29th October, the overall winner selected from all entries will be announced at the awards ceremony the following month. The ﬁrst names on the judging panel have been announced and include respected names in the creative industries including, Sebastian Conran – designer and founder of Sebastian Conran Associates; Jane Hay – International Managing Director of Christie’s Education;