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Winning submissions announced for Faculty Student Travel Awards 2021 scholarships

17 August 2021

Submissions for The Bartlett’s annual Student Travel Award scholarships once again provide an intimate snapshot of global life during lockdown. #BartlettSpaces

Student Travel Awards 2021 submission photo

The winning entries to The Bartlett’s annual Student Travel Awards scholarship have been announced, and include photos, short essays, videos and poems documenting experiences of Covid-19 lockdown from around the world. 

This year, 18 people will receive a share of the scholarship fund, with entries from as far afield as Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Jakarta exploring themes of self and identity, gentrification, and unsustainability and consumption during lockdown. We'll be sharing all the winning submissions on our social media platforms over the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts, or follow #BartlettSpaces.  

Boris bike racks and grafitti on a bridge in London
Image: Elisa Martini

Tom McMahon, Student Experience Manager, said:  

“Students’ submissions for this year’s Bartlett Travel Awards were very impressive. Successful applicants used an array of different media, from photo essays to abstract videos, to capture the essence of their local areas. 

“It was really pleasing to receive such creative responses from the students at a time when international travel was widely restricted.”

Exterior of lane alley house in Shanghai
Image: Cheuk Yi Li

The Bartlett Faculty Travel Awards and Scholarships was created to support Bartlett undergraduate students in undertaking independent travel to other countries. Owing to Covid-19 travel restrictions, students were once again encouraged to creatively document inspiration taken from their local area, and the ways in which they have seen or experienced their local areas differently as a result of the crisis, with particular focus on the natural world.

Lead image: Jun Sakamoto