We are proud to announce the winners of Wex Photo Video Student Awards!

Back in 2021, our Wex Business team launched the Wex Photo Video Student Awards competition. Open to Degree or BTEC photography course students (or Scottish equivalents) from colleges and universities in the UK; we received hundreds of photographic and film entries, all demonstrating the huge creative diversity of the youth in the UK.

Sony

Sponsored by Sony UK
We would like to send a special thanks to the Sony UK B2B team for supporting the competition and prizes!

Wex Photo Video Student Awards stills prizes

1st prize


1st Prize - The Phil Smith Student Photographic Award

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

2nd prize


2nd Prize

£1,500 worth of Wex Photo Video vouchers

3rd prize


3rd Prize

£1,000 Wex worth of Wex Photo Video vouchers

Alongside the top three prizes in both still and filmmaking, we’re also awarding 24 runner-up commendations across both categories.

Wex Photo Video Student Awards filmmaking prizes

1st prize


1st Prize - The Phil Smith Student Filmmaking Award

Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Line Camera
Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master Lens
£1,500 Wex Voucher
£2,000 Wex voucher for the winning student's university or college

2nd prize


2nd Prize

£1,500 worth of Wex Photo Video vouchers

3rd prize


3rd Prize

£1,000 Wex worth of Wex Photo Video vouchers

Stills winners


Abraham Adams

2022 1st Place
Abraham Adams
Royal College of Art


Heather Graham

2022 2nd Place
Heather Graham
Edinburgh Napier


Usama Díaz

2022 3rd Place
Usama Díaz
Edinburgh Napier

Filmmaking winners


Dan Fox

2022 1st Place
Dan Fox
Screenology Film School Bristol


Zoltan Remeti

2022 2nd Place
Zoltan Remeti
Nottingham Trent University


Noel Hoffmans

2022 3rd Place
Noel Hoffmans
University of Essex

A special thanks

We’d like to extend a 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 (also provided the brief)
  • Steph Hartle – Courser Leader Sheffield Hallam University
  • Charlie Smith – Photographer & Equipment Manager Amazon Fashion
  • Andy Tunnard – Head Photographer at Science Museum National Collection Centre
  • Peter Dench – Award-winning Street Photographer

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 11:59pm on 22nd February 2023. Entries received after this point will not be considered.

  6. No purchase necessary to enter.

  7. Entrance to the competition must be via [email protected].

  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 or PNG file, though a high-resolution TIFF file at 300DPI will be required for shortlisted shots.

  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: www.wex.co.uk/privacy.

  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: www.wex.co.uk/terms.

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