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Creative CV Competition

Solent Futures
Tuesday 8 May (16:30) - Thursday 7 June 2018 (23:59)

Creative CV Competition

Solent Futures are very excited to be launching a creative CV competition, providing you with an opportunity to showcase your skillset and create an innovative, unique CV that captures your abilities, experiences and achievements.

We will be rewarding the winner with a £100 gift voucher. with two runners-up prizes of a £50 voucher each. The winners’ CVs will also be included in our, soon to be updated, CV Guide which includes useful information, guidance and examples on how to write an effective CV.

We would specifically like more creative CVs for this guide, and a competition will be a fantastic way of showcasing the talent of our students.

What will we be looking for?

We are looking for the most innovative, individual and creative CVs that evidence your skills, abilities and talents, whilst being tailored towards your chosen industry.

How will my CV be judged?

Your CV will be shortlisted and judged by a panel including; an industry professional from a creative discipline and members of the Solent Futures team using the following criteria:


  • Does your CV demonstrate your skills, experiences and achievements from your university course, briefs, projects, work experience?
  • Is the content targeted towards your chosen industry and does it captivate the attention of the reader?


  • Is your CV innovative? Does it show your creativity and will it stand out in a recruitment process?


  • Is it easy to read and does it contain any grammatical errors?
  • Have you considered the way you present your CV in relation to your desired industry?

The process

You can view our current CV Guide for tips and guidance on writing a CV, and we also offer a drop-in advice service in the Solent Futures office (RM001) weekdays from 11am - 4pm.

Please send your CVs to with CV Competition in the e-mail subject or drop it into the Solent Futures office (RM001) from 11am - 4pm.

You will need to submit your CV by midnight onThursday 7 June 2018. Winners will be notified by no later than Thursday 5 July 2018.

Terms and conditions

The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students of Solent University. Only one entry will be accepted per person.

The deadline for receiving entries for the competition is final. No entries will be accepted after the closing date of midnight on Thursday 7 June and the judges’ decision is final.

The judges reserve the right not to make any award if, in their opinion, none of the entries meet the required standard.

The prize is offered in the form of a Love2Shop gift voucher which can be spent in many stores and online. The voucher cannot be exchanged for any other prize or cash alternative. Winners will be notified via telephone and e-mail by Thursday 5 July 2018.

Upon entering this competition successful entrants agree that Solent University may display their work in our CV Guide, around the university, and as part of our online learning careers resources. All winners will have the right to change/remove personal information before having their CV displayed.


Page last updated on Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 4.18pm.


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