EIZO make monitor screens for creative people, but that’s not all we do: We also run a student photography award which recognises the best in new creative image making. It’s our commitment to the future of the industry. Winning entries receive an EIZO ColorEdge monitor and a work placement offer with a leading photographer.

Previous winners have spent time with the likes of Rankin, Miles Aldridge, Simon Roberts and John Ross.

EIZO Student Award 2019

Entry has now closed for the 2019 EIZO award.

Thank you to everyone who entered. We are delighted to announce that the judges, Nick Ballon, Catherine Hyland and Benedict Redgrove have chosen the three lucky winners…

Jimmy Lee
Josh Adam Jones
Maia Pavey

Congratulations to you all - we wish you every success at your work placements this summer.

Keep an eye on this page and for updates on next year’s competition...

EIZO Student Award 2019

Key Dates

Nov 2018: Awards open for submissions

17th May (5PM) 2019: Awards closed

June 2019: Winners announced

Summer 2019: Work Placements

EIZO Student Award 2019

The Prizes

An EIZO ColorEdge monitor

Work placement with one of the judges A fast track into the industry. Chosen winners will get the chance to work alongside a renowned photographer. Looking, listening, learning and getting something valuable on the CV.

EIZO Student Award 2019

The Judges

Benedict Redgrove

Benedict Redgrove's career began in graphic design, a foundation that is still evident in his image-making which is renowned for its clean, graphic and sophisticated aesthetic. He has been a lifelong lover of innovation and industry and his 20+ year award-winning career has seen him work with major brands including BMW, Audi, British Airways, Aston Martin, Sky and Sony. For the past few years, Redgrove has been shooting an ambitious project with NASA, which will result in a book launch in 2019.

NASA Valkyrie R5 Robot from Benedict Redgrove's NASA - Past and Present Dreams of the Future project.

Catherine Hyland

Catherine Hyland is a photographer and artist based in London. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and at the Royal College of Art. She has recently exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery as part of The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, received Best in Book in the Creative Review Photography Annual 2017, Renaissance Prize 2017 and received the Gold Award in The Royal photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161 announced on the 9th October 2018. Catherine has recently been travelling the mountains of China and Monglia working on her 'Universal Experience' series which captures expansive landscapes contrasted with manmade elements.

From Catherine Hyland's Universal Experience series.

Nick Ballón

Nick Ballón's journalistic sensibility is at the heart of his photographic practice. He has a way of discovering those little ticks or details about a place, person or situation that others miss. Everything centres around his limitless curiosity. With each project he invests hours into research and development. His portfolio is a collision of subjects from the worlds of politics, art, science, history, sport and popular culture. For the last decade, Nick's personal work has focused exclusively on his Anglo-Bolivian heritage, exploring socio-historical ideas of identity and place, with a particular focus on the concept of 'foreignness' and belonging.

From Nick Ballón's Cuidad Rebelde series.

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
  • Cleveland College of Art and Design
  • 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 Arts University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • London College of Contemporary Art
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London South Bank University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • 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
  • 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
Winners and shortlist from 2019

This year's winners

Jimmy Lee

University for the Creative Arts

Another Day in Paradise is a unique study of modern Britain in the ‘Brexit era’. Instead of documenting the direct conflict, Jimmy’s work depicts the ideology of British people today as well as the fantasy of the future.

Josh Adam Jones

Bristol, University West of England

Josh’s study, XO, concentrates on the relationship between local people and outsiders in Oman’s capital city, Muscat, with an emphasis on human aspects of the Middle East and how people are united by diversity.

Maia Pavey

Falmouth University

Maia’s series ‘Chez Moi, De Loin’, is a collection of mixed media exploring her grandparents’ house in the Calvados region of Normandy which was inhabited by the Nazis in the Second World War. Her images ask the question: what makes a home, and does the history of the house matter?