As well as receiving £100, the Manchester Metropolitan University student will have a two-week residency in the studio at Robert Teed and Paula Jackson’s gallery in the Old School House, Peasholme Green, culminating in an exhibition run on dates yet to be confirmed.

Paula was among the four judgers who unanimously selected Hannah’s work, Fault Line, a winning combination of lamp-worked recycled glass, digital print, felt, wool and bought glass now priced at £800 in this selling exhibition.

“My passion lies in the transformation of the discarded,” says Hannah. “I’ve dedicated the past two years to the exploration of recycled glass. I’m fascinated by where an object may take you if you let it.

“There are many limitations when using recycled glass with regard to colour and compatibility, which I struggled with at first, but I’ve now learned to use the objects’ restrictive qualities in my favour, and to use them as pathways and guidelines to new areas of exploration.”

Paula was joined in the judging panel by retired architect and academic Charles Cockburn; conservation architect Linda Lockett; and Helen Walsh, York Museums Trust’s assistant curator of decorative arts.

The call for entries resulted in applications from all over the North of Britain, from Dundee to Nottingham, Scarborough to Stafford, and subsequently 53 degree students were chosen from 17 art schools for a two-week showcase that will run until July 31.

“We believe this is the first time York has hosted such a show as this,” says Paula, the contemporary gallery’s co-director. “In fact, we’re not aware of an exhibition as wide-ranging as this anywhere in the country outside London.

“When we opened our gallery last year we were really keen to include an exhibition such as this in our timetable, as it’s vital that students gain commercial opportunities beyond their degree shows.”

The show provides you with the chance to invest in work by stars of the future, such as the two runners-up, Ruth Moore, from Sheffield Hallam University, who is exhibiting silver and enamel jewellery, and Annette Hepburn, from Glasgow School of Art, whose £160 exhibit, Snow Blind is a photograph on aluminium.

Not that she refers to her artwork as photography. “Using lens-based media, I’ve been finding new ways of looking at landscape,” she says.

“My work is about the idea of experiencing the physicality of the landscape…recently I’ve been working to coax the landscape to convey its own traits, whether fragile, energetic or violent.”

The exhibition spans fine art, ceramics, photography, jewellery, glass, printmaking, installation, textiles and mixed-media work. Look out for Harvey Herman’s Knife Thrower, a screen print that juxtaposes an old-school image of a circus act with a typically ridiculous outburst from The Jeremy Kyle Show; Darren Kelly’s Gangster Console Table, designed in pin-stripe suit material shot through with bullet holes in red cotton; and Geoff Hall’s stained glass edifice to false gods of food and fashion, Mmmmammon! - and yes, I'm lovin' it!