The annual University Sustainability Award recognises innovative and outstanding student work that addresses environmental, social and ethical issues with sustainability running clearly through the thinking and approach.

Sustainability Award 2022

The Sustainability Award 2021/22 is open to all current students studying at Leeds Arts University. To be considered for the award students need to submit a piece of work or details of a project they have undertaken (which can be either curricular or extracurricular) based on their interpretation of “sustainability”, that reflects the aims identified in the University Sustainability Framework.

Entries can be of any genre (photographic, illustration, film, fashion, textile, music, multi-media, creative writing, etc.) or any mix of genres or disciplines.

Students should consider the following and address how they have arrived at their solution:

  • What is the issue?
  • Why is it important?
  • How will their work influence new thinking?
  • How does the work address sustainability and, more specifically, which of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals does the work relate to?
  • Select the top 3 most relevant SDGs to your work. 

The winning entries will each be awarded £250 and runners up £125. Selected entries will be exhibited at the end of year show in 2022, on the University webpages and on social media.

To find out more and to submit your work for the award view the Sustainability Award Brief 2021/22.

If you are a member of staff and would like a student to be recognised for their work, please encourage them to apply.

We are committed to making the Sustainability Award accessible to all students. If you experience any difficulty in accessing the Awards Brief or submitting your work please contact Kelly Forster at kelly.forster@leeds-art.ac.uk.


Click on the links below to view the galleries of student submissions and winners...

Sustainability Award Winners 2021

Sustainability Award Winners 2020

Sustainability Award Submissions 2019

Sustainability Award Submissions 2018

Sustainability Award Submissions 2017