Is it written in the stars?

Look to the future with the South West Design + Digital Student Awards

When you take that all-important first step out of education and into the creative industry, you open the door to a whole universe of opportunity.

It’s time to start thinking like a professional, balancing intuitive creativity and commercial logic.  

It’s about bringing your unique vision to life and designing your own destiny. Think you’re up for the challenge?

Enter the Design Awards

The categories

Choose your path...

Graphic Design
Offline design projects.
Think 2D, 3D and print.
Digital Design
Online design projects.
Think web and digital graphic design.
Motion and AR
If it moves, we’re interested.
Think video, animation, XR, VR, AR and 3D graphics.
Your work must fit into at least one or more of the above categories. If it doesn't, it won't be eligible. For example, while we love performing arts as much as the next person, it's not suitable for this competition. 

What can I win?

Upon submitting your entry, you’ll automatically be in the running to win your category.  

And, if the planets align, you could also win our bonus prize, awarded to the Ultimate Creative Champion across all categories.

Submit your work by 31 May 2024

*Manifesting* cash money?

Each category winner will receive £1K in cash

The Ultimate Creative Champion will win £2K in cash

We see magic in your future…

All finalists (not just the winners!) will be in with the chance of scoring a paid 3-month internship at P+S.

1 ultimate creative champion 3 victors
1 ultimate creative champion 3 victors
1 ultimate creative champion 3 victors
1 ultimate creative champion 3 victors

What can I submit?
No brief. No theme. Just your own crystal-clear vision.

Submit something you’ve already created. Or create something new that sparks joy (or any other emotion for that matter). But there are three provisos:

  • It must fit into at least one of our three categories
  • It must be commercially creative
  • You must be able to justify your reasoning behind it
See our entry guide for more details

How will each category be judged?

  • All submissions (whatever the category) will be assessed according to the following questions.
  • Is it original? Is it creative?
  • Does it demonstrate a firm grasp of design and/or development techniques?
  • Is it effective in communicating its key idea or message?
  • Is it user (or reader or watcher) friendly?
  • Is it commercially viable? (Creativity is a wonderful thing! But in the real-world with real clients paying real money, and expecting a real result, would it work?)

Is it written in the stars?

Register your interest

Simply fill in the short form below and we’ll be in touch with updates.

We promise to only contact you regarding the awards themselves. No spam. No annoying marketing messages.

Download our entry guidelines
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