The judging panel this year included Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Stephen Webster, Dylan Jones, and Mark Hix – and the award was designed by Damien Hurst.
Elizabeth Eade, studying Fine Art MA, created Die Liste, a 10m-long hand written list documenting the deaths of 33,305 people who died accessing Europe.
Elizabeth said: “I felt the need to make it when I found a list of people who had died, published in a German newspaper. I was quite overwhelmed. It was such an emotional thing to see this Excel spreadsheet, with abbreviations and in many cases no names - just n/n.
“The list is compiled by an organisation called United who collated it from over 500 organisations around the globe.
“The scale of the tragedy is so vast, and my work was to highlight the impossible task of comprehending its scale.
“This is contrasted with the individual stories. Each line is a story of hope and adventure and ultimately tragedy, of very human endeavour, of brothers and sister and mothers and children.