The theme for 2012 is 'Extreme' with students being briefed to capture the meaning of that word in a single image. As in previous years, all images must be originated on Fujifilm film stock, then scanned and submitted one. The Awards are open to all students aged 16 or over undertaking full or part-time professional photographic training, or full or part-time graphic design training of which photography is a major part at a UK based college or university.
The key sponsor for the 2012 Awards is Metroprint, the online arm of Metro, the long-standing London pro-lab. Metroprint will provide the overall winner with a professionally produced portfolio together with a 12 month course of mentoring. Other prizes include £200 worth of Fujifilm film, a Trophy and the title Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2012. Up to 30 Merit runner-up winners will each receive 10 rolls of Fujifilm film and the college that supplies the most entries will collect a certificate and £200 worth of Fujifilm film.
One purpose of the Awards is to promote the benefits of shooting on film with students being encouraged to experiment with different emulsions - traditional black and white, black & white CN (C41 process), colour negative and colour transparency - to achieve different results.
Entry is free and there is no limit to the number of entries a student can submit. The closing date for the competition is 29 February 2012. For more information please visit the Fujifilm Student Awards