BIPP Student & College Awards

Held annually, the BIPP Student and College Awards offer up a great opportunity for Students and Colleges to showcase their creativity in a number of different areas.  

Please feel free to browse through previous year's Student & College Awards by clicking the links on the left. 

2017 Student & College Awards - NOW OPEN!        

Deadline - Wednesday 31 May 2017

Student Awards 2017

Open To:

  • BIPP Student Members – FREE entry for BIPP Student Members. 
  • Non-BIPP Students – if you’re on a photography course of BTEC Level 3 or above and are NOT a BIPP member, you can enter at a cost of £10 (inc vat) per portfolio. 


  • Wedding & Portrait
  • Commercial
  • Science & Technology 
  • Visual Arts
  • Open (non BIPP Student Members only)

The Winners!

The judges will search through the portfolios for a shortlist to go forward for two titles:BIPP Student of the Year 2017 
Winner, BIPP Student Open 2017

How to Enter:

  • You can enter any category as many times as you like. 
  • Each entry should consist of a portfolio of 5 images. So if you’d like to enter twice in the Wedding & Portrait category, you’d need to send in two portfolios of 5 images.
  • The work should be fresh and creative and each set of 5 images must sit together as a portfolio.
  • Entries must be 10x8” or A4 prints, numbered 1-5. 
  • A completed entry form must be included with each portfolio (CLICK HERE).
  • An image can bleed to the edge of the paper or have a thin keyline around, with a white or black border. No other mounting or overlay is required. 
  • Any shortlisted photographers will be asked for a high-res digital file after the first round of judging. 
  • An image may only be used once within the competition.
  • The judges’ decision is final and they have the right not to award a prize if they believe the work does not merit it.  Full terms and conditions for BIPP Student Awards may be found here.


  • Ensure each portfolio is named and numbered (1-5).
  • Each portfolio must be accompanied by a completed entry form (see above link).
  • If you are not a BIPP member, you must enclose payment card details for £10 per portfolio.
  • The deadline is Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Post your entries to:

BIPP Student Awards 2017
The Coach House
The Firs
High Street
HP22 4SJ

by 31 May 2017 

BIPP College Award 2017

Closes: Wednesday 31 May 2017 

Open To:

Final year students on BIPP Approved or Accredited Courses in the UK.

How to Enter:

If your course is approved or accredited by BIPP, speak to your Course Leader who has the ability to nominate ONE student from the course to go forward for the 2017 BIPP College Award. 

The tutor recommends the person who they feel has excelled during the course and shows the highest standard of work within their portfolio. 

The tutor submits 12 prints from the nominee’s printed portfolio, plus a disc of the 12 digital files, along with the name of the college and the student’s contact details.  

They post it to:

The 2017 College Award
The Coach House
The Firs
High Street
HP22 4SJ

by 31 May 2017

Good luck!