This year's prize giving event, which took place at the new Edwards Street building on 4 June, 2016, was conducted by University of Brighton Vice Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris and Dean of College of Arts and Humanities, Professor Anne Boddington. More information about college awards. The following were presented:
June and Sidney Crown Dissertation Prize
1st Prize: (£1,000) – Ella Davy-Green,BA (Hons) History, Literature and Culture.
Joint 2nd Prize: (£500) – Natalie Kerrison, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture.
Joint 2nd Prize: (£500) – Iona Farrell, BA (Hon) Fashion and Dress History.
Anna Maria Desogus Memorial Awards
Awards presented by Jehane Boden Spiers and Richard Beale a from Yellow House Art.
Level 5 Winner (£200): Darwin Simmonds, BA (Hons) 3D Design and Craft.
Highly Commended: Zoe Rae, BA (Hons) 3D Design and Craft.
Level 6 Winner (£200): Izzy Stone-Wilson, BA (Hons) 3D Design and Craft.
Highly Commended: Jack Scott, BA (Hons) 3D Design and Craft
The Edward Baden Fine Art Prize
Winner (£500.00): Alice Trull, BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting.
The David Thomas Film maker's Award
Sarah Thomas (David Thomas’s sister) and Matt Hopkins (Progress Film Company) presented the awards.
Prize Winner: £250: Sophie Randell, BA (Hons) Media and Literature.
Award Winner: £250 plus Internship at The Progress Film Company: Maria Hanlon, BA (Hons) Media and Literature.
George Eady Prize
George’s parents, John and Claire Eady, presented the award.
Winner: (£100): Ed Keating, BA(Hons) Graphic Design.
Gerald Dennis Prizes
In recognition of the best body of printmaking work.
Winner: (£1,000): Jack Stephenson, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration.
Designing for the Future Awards
Run by The Future Perfect Company and the University of Brighton, the awards aim to encourage students to consider the challenges of ageing. Now in its sixth year, alumni from the project have gone on to win numerous awards for innovation and design, taken up residencies at the Design Museum and the Crafts Council to develop their work further and some of the first participants are now in the process of taking their designs to market.
This year students from the University of Brighton’s College of Arts and Humanities will be invited to develop innovative new products and design concepts to benefit people affected by dementia and its care. A parallel project run with students studying product design will be investigating smart technology. In each case, students are encouraged to produce design outcomes, which are desirable, support real areas of need and inspire new approaches and attitudes.support, promotion and mentoring from Philippa Aldrich Perfect Company as well as opportunities to showcase conferences and exhibitions. The winner is invited to panel for Designing for the Future at Collyers Sixth Form. Philippa Aldrich and Molly Aldrich-Wincer from the company presented the certificates.
College of Arts & Humanities prize
First: Elicia Oliver-Knox.
Second: Tom Meades
BSc Product Design:
First : Eli Heath
Second : Benson Pocock
John Vernon Lord Sketchbook Prize
Selection Criteria: Awarded to the student who has produced the best sketchbooks during their final year assessments. ‘Commitment to keeping sketchbooks, consistency, originality, interesting, good drawing’
The prize is a signed John Vernon Lord Sketchbook.
Winner: Tom Harding, BA (Hons) Illustration.
Tom Buckeridge Award
Photography Award for College of Arts and Humanities in memory of Tom Buckeridge who was appointed as a Lecturer in Photography in 1964 at Brighton Art School. He had previously taught at Leicester College of Art and had worked extensively as a professional photographer. Selection criteria: Best student after final year assessment.
Professor John Vernon Lord Sketchbook.
Winner: Dulcie Wagstaff, BA (Hons) Photography.
Morgan Carn Prize for Design Excellence in Architecture and Interior Design
Two Winners: (£200 each):
Rebecca Marshall, BA(Hons) Interior Architecture.
Louise Morley, BA(Hons) Architecture.
Tom Grimsey Sculpture Prize
This prize is awarded for a piece of work by a graduating student in sculpture that best reflects the spirit of Tom Grimsey.
Winner: £100: Owen Herbert, BA(Hons) Sculpture.
The Lovell Memorial Trust, established in May 1939 is a small fund which has as its stated objective ‘advancing the education of persons who are students of architecture and subjects related thereto and are
resident or studying in the area of the South East Region of the Royal Institute of British Architects. RIBA Branches fund the Student Prizes at Brighton, Kent and UCA. The Degree and Diploma Prizes awarded at each School will increase to £200 per prize. Part 1 and Part 2 Prizes.
Winners: Michael Robinson, BA(Hons) Architecture.
Madalena Figueiroa, MA Architecture.
The Chaplaincy Prize for Creative Sustainability
This prize is directed towards final year students in the School of Art, Design and Media that have either used recycled products as part of their final year project or have shown how the arts disciplines can raise environmental awareness.
Presented by Sue Harrington, Lay Chaplain.
Prize 1: (£100) Ella Hetherington, BA(Hons) 3D Design and Craft.
Prize 2: (£75) Claudia Hartley, BA(Hons) Fashion and Textiles.
Make Award for Excellence in Architecture
This award is given to a final year Master of Architecture student in recognition of their consistent excellence throughout the Masters programme. The nominated pieces of work were considered by the panel at the College’s end of year private view and a winning applicant determined by the panel. Applicants were judged on their entered work being in line with the values of the donor. A cash prize of £500 is awarded to the winning student along with a certificate of recognition.
Stuart Wickett, BA(Hons) Architecture.
Madalena Figueiroa, BA(Hons) Architecture.
Commendation Certificate: Charlotte Mace, BA(Hons) Architecture.
Latham's Innovation in Timber Award
Since the first James Latham began importing hardwoods into Liverpool in 1757, the company, has, under the continuing management and direction of the Latham family, developed into a leading importer and distributor of wood-based sheet materials (panel products), joinery quality softwood and hardwood and hardwood flooring.
The Group is an involved supporter of Forests Forever and a signatory to its recommended policies. Forests Forever is a campaign by Britain’s Timber industry to help safeguard the forests of the world by encouraging improved forest management, responsible trading and the promotion of the positive environmental aspects of using timber.
This award is open to Architecture and Interiors graduating students to produce a project which shows the most innovative use of timber.
Winner: Louise Morley, BA(Hons) Architecture.
The Waste House Prize for Circular Design
Mission of the prize: To raise awareness amongst students and staff of the importance and to add value to the understanding and challenges presented to design industries by the ambitions of a truly ‘circular economy’.
Eligibility: Final Year Undergraduate, Second Year Undergraduate, First Year Undergraduate, Final Year Masters, PhD Graduating Year Undergraduate students and Graduating Year Masters students
Selection Criteria: That the design proposition attempts to fold in issues of “designing for re-manufacture” from its inception. Sponsor: Duncan Baker-Brown, BBM Sustainable Design Architects, Cooksbridge Station House
WINNER: Becky Smith BA(Hons) Textile Design.
Jointly highly commended:
Beth Rodway BA(Hons) Architecture.
Molly Holman-Sheard BA(Hons) Interior Architecture.
Perkins & Will Thesis Prize for Architecture and Thesis Prize for Interior Architecture
Sponsored by Will Poole-Wilson to promote strong design underpinned by a considered and well researched thesis illustrating concern for the core issues of sustainability, social responsibility, diversity, wellness and innovation.
Awards were presented by Will Poole-Wilson Principal of Perkins & Will.
Master of Architecture Thesis Winner: Dovyda Krasuskas.
Commendation Certificate: William Mondejar
Master of Interior Architecture Thesis Winner:
Xuequian Xu (Catherine), BA(Hons) Interior Architecture
Commendation Certificate: Kate Vickery BA(Hons) Interior Architecture.
Nagoya University of the Arts, Japan, prizes
Presented by: Professor Masahiro Suda, Professor Sadaharu Komai, Mr Mitsugu Yamada and Ms Makou Fujishita.
Grand Prix Prize (£400) – Winner: Jack Scott, BA(Hons) 3D Design and Craft.
Award of Excellence (£300) – Winner: Libby Ballon, BA(Hons) Textiles with Business Studies.
Incentive Award (£150) – Winner: Chloe Laurence, BA(Hons), Fine Art, Printmaking.
Incentive Award (£150) - Winner: Mel Monk, BA(Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration.
Honourable Mention – Winners:
Katherine Demetriou, Architecture.
Arshavier Rafael Vartanian, Digital Music and Sound Art.
Tom Harding, Graphic Design and Illustration.
Alice Trull, Fine Art Painting.
Helen O’Donoghue, Sculpture.
Ellie Liddell-Crewe, Performance and Visual Art.
Seoul National University, South Korea prizes
Five Prizes awarded to students for their artistic ability and interesting concepts within their specialisms. Presented by Professor Min-Soo Kim and Professor Inhwan Oh.
Michael Robinson (Architecture)
Mel Monk (Graphic Design & Illustration)
Omelle Palmer (Critical Fine Art)
Edita Kalesinskaite (Photography)
Bebe Bentley (Moving Image)