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Art meets design on the Internet in the latest collaboration by The Research Business International and Central St Martins College of Art and Design.

TRBI, which sponsored the college’s fine art degree show last year, has launched a new competition for BA students in fine art with prize money totalling 3000. Students were asked to submit work in any medium on the theme “Open to interpretation” – TRBI’s own marketing slogan – that would work as a limited edition postcard.

The competition has been arranged in two parts. A panel of judges comprising Time Out art critic Sarah Kent, Central St Martins dean Chris Wainwright, artist Tania Kovats, TRBI chief executive Laurence Curtis and Design Week editor Lynda Relph-Knight selected a shortlist of six contenders. One of these was then voted the winner of the 1500 judges’ prize.

The six shortlisted artworks will go on-line on Saturday 28 February until Friday 24 April on a website designed by Jannuzzi Smith for the public to cast their votes. The site’s address is, but those without access to the Net can still vote by calling the phone number allocated to each entry.

The winner of the second judging will also receive 1500 when the results of both selections are announced on 1 May on the Internet. Names of voters will be put in a hat and those drawn out first will win an original print of their choice, signed by the artist.

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