Leeds’ student communities have been taken by storm this month as the search for Leeds’ Student Icon spreads across the city. Students have just one week left to enter the competition which will see one lucky Leeds’ student win a year’s tenancy, worth £7,000, in the most luxurious student accommodation in Leeds.

The indulgence of free daily breakfast, a cinema room, free on-site gym, games zone, wide screen TV and all inclusive utility bills, has seen students embarking on the weird and the wonderful to capture the attention of judges and be crowned Leeds’ Student Icon 2015.

Beth Krysta Wilson, Made in Leeds TV Presenter and competition judge, explains: “You can feel the buzz on university campuses when the Leeds Student Icon team are around. From billboards to megaphones and flyers galore, the competition is drumming up great excitement amongst students over the prospect of living like an icon for a year.

“This has seen entries from a variety of hopefuls from musicians and actors to volunteers, sports players and club captains, getting creative and imaginative with head to head student dance battles in the street, outrageous party tricks and remarkable stories of the inspiring things Leeds’ students are doing. There’s one week to go until I help to choose 5 worthy finalists, so get your entries in now!”

Led by luxury student accommodation brand IconInc, the Leeds Student Icon competition is searching for students doing the great and the good in Leeds to submit an entry outlining why they deserve to win – entries are accepted in any form, from a simple email to a video.

The competition will close for entries on 31st March 2015, following which a panel of judges, including Made in Leeds TV Presenter Beth Krysta Wilson, Izzie Thomas from Leeds Student Radio, former Leeds student and GB Hockey Olympic Bronze Medallist Ashleigh Ball, and the Managing Director of IconInc, will shortlist 5 worthy student icons to go through to the final.

To enter, email  or submit a postal entry to:

Win a Year's Rent with IconInc!

Win a Year’s Rent with IconInc!

IconInc, Parklane, 25-27 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3AA.

The competition closes for entries on 31st March 2015, following which a panel of judges will shortlist 5 worthy Student Icons to go through to the final.

In the final, you will appeal for votes from Leeds’ residents and your family and friends, nominating you as Student Icon of the Year 2015 as you take to the streets, social media or university clubs to prove exactly why you deserve the acclaimed title of ‘Leeds Student Icon!’

– Terms and Conditions Apply

The Student Icon with the most votes will win a year’s tenancy in a luxury apartment at the newly built The Edge, situated on Westfield Road in Leeds, which offers the luxury, modern design and cutting edge technology of a boutique hotel – 365 days of the year. The lavish and beautifully furnished apartments include en-suite bathroom, plush double bed, flat screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi and utility bills. The “all-inclusive” facilities at The Edge include an on-site gym with available personal trainers, a cinema room, games zone, complimentary daily breakfast, study rooms, self-service pantry and 24 hour concierge.

The competition is open to Leeds students, prospective and existing, enrolled in study from September 2015.

Follow them on Twitter @iconinc_uk and use the hashtag #LeedsStudentIcon to find out about their icons-in-the-running and share suggestions and inspiration on who you think deserves to be crowned Leeds Student Icon.

Good luck – let the greatest Icon win!