Student Awards

Supported by Sony, the Wex Photo Video Students Awards are back.

Open to any degree or BTEC (or Scottish equivalent) students across both filmmaking and photographic disciplines within the UK, the student awards continue to offer opportunities to a vast array of creatives.

Developed with lecturer Lei Cox from Napier University and the Wex Business Team at Wex Photo Video with support from Sony, this year's category is landscapes. We hope this will allow both video creators and photographers alike the opportunity to showcase their talent.

Wex Photo Video Students Awards 2023 - Landscapes

Competition submission opens on 1st March 2023.

The entry deadline for both categories is 15th May 2023.


The Phil Smith Student Photographic Award

The late Phil Smith from Wex Photo Video was a much-loved and respected member of the Wex Business Team at Wex Photo Video. To honour his life and dedication to Wex Photo Video, and to highlight his love of the arts this award will go to the most exceptional images submitted to this competition.

Photography Prizes

1st Prize - The Phil Smith Student Photographic Award

  • Sony A7RIV Mirrorless Camera
  • Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master II Lens
  • £1,500 Wex Voucher
  • £2,000 Wex voucher for the winning student's university or college

2nd Prize

£1,500 worth of Wex Photo Video vouchers

3rd Prize

£1,000 Wex worth of Wex Photo Video vouchers

Filmmaking Prizes

1st Prize - The Phil Smith Student Filmmaking Award

  • Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Line Camera
  • Sony FE 16-35mm f4 G PZ Lens
  • £1,500 Wex Voucher
  • £2,000 Wex voucher for the winning student's university or college

2nd Prize

£1,500 worth of Wex Photo Video vouchers

3rd Prize

£1,000 Wex worth of Wex Photo Video vouchers

How to enter

Please fill in the form below, or attach your image or video link and email  [email protected]

Please include:

  • Your Name
  • University/College
  • Course Name

All entries must be received by 11.59 pm on the 15th of May 2023

Still image criteria

Images submitted must be entirely the photographer’s own work. Uploads should be JPEG files under 5MB, while high-resolution TIFF files at 300DPI will be required for shortlisted shots.

Short film criteria

Films submitted must be entirely the creator’s own work and have a duration of no more than 60 seconds. Submissions must be via youtube or Vimeo URL link.


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A Special Thanks

We’d like to extend special thanks and congratulations to the winners and all who entered the Wex Photo Video Student Awards.

Along with the extremely talented students, we’d like to thank our panel of expert judges:

  • Professor Lei Cox – Courser Leader Edinburgh Napier

Wex Photo Video Student Awards terms and conditions

1. The Promoter is Wex Photo Video. Wex Photo Video is a trading name of Calumet Photographic Limited (Company Registration no. 00425579) and Warehouse Express Limited (Company Registration no. 03366976). Registered office: 13 Frensham Road, Norwich. NR3 2BT.

2. The competition is open to Degree or BTEC photography course students (or Scottish equivalents) from colleges and universities in the UK only; exceptions of entry are employees of Wex Photo Video, and anyone connected with the competition.

3. Details of your current BTEC or University Photography course will be required.

4. By entering the competition, you give Wex Photo Video permission to use your image and/or short film for the purpose of promoting the competition online, in print, in stores and via social media. In the event that your work is chosen as a winner or commended entry, Wex Photo Video has the right to display your image or short film across any of its properties, on- or offline.

5. The competition closes at 11:59 pm on 15th May 2023. Entries received after this point will not be considered.

6. No purchase is necessary to enter.

7. Entrance to the competition must be via

8. Any entry that is defaced, made fraudulently or is illegible will not be accepted into the competition.

9. No image or short film depicting sexual content or illegal activity will be considered.

10. The prize values are correct at time of going to press.

11. The prizes cannot be exchanged for cash, nor an alternative offered, unless there are circumstances beyond our control, in which case a prize of equal value will be offered.

12. By submitting an image and/or short film to the competition, you confirm that you are the copyright holder and that it is your original work. Anyone found to be entering work belonging to someone else will be immediately disqualified.

13. Submitted images must be a JPEG file, though a high-resolution TIFF file at 300DPI will be required for shortlisted shots. Submitted short films must be via link, with password provided if required, and must have a duration of no more than 60 seconds.

14. Wex Photo Video is not responsible for the licensing of any images, models or locations submitted by entrants and will co-operate with authorities should any copyright infringements arise.

15. The winning and commended work will be selected according to merit. Judges include university and college lecturers and professional photographers/filmmakers.

16. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

17. By entering the competition you agree to participate in any reasonable promotional activity or press material regarding the competition when required by Wex Photo Video.

18. When entering the competition, you will not be added to any email marketing lists unless you specifically give us permission to do so.

19. Any personal data required is collected and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. We do not disclose data to any third parties unless disclosure is necessary for the fulfilment of a service or prize; you have specifically given consent for a particular service or prize; or we have a legitimate interest in disclosing data. For more information about the kind of personal data we collect, read our full Privacy and Personal Data Policy:

20. Any entrant found to have submitted content deemed inappropriate by Wex Photo Video will be disqualified immediately. Wex Photo Video reserves the right to contact authorities regarding any submission that is considered unlawful. The views and opinions expressed via any competition entries do not necessarily reflect those held by Wex Photo Video.

21. All standard T&Cs and the Wex Photo Video privacy policy apply. For more information, visit:

22. Wex Photo Video reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time if circumstances are beyond our control.