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New victories for our students in prestigious design competitions: D&AD Student Awards, Post It Awards and Kreata


When it comes to Russian design competitions, British Higher School of Design students appear to have the edge over others. Perhaps even more importantly, their success extends to international arena. Their impressive achievements are compelling proof of the high quality of education received in the school. In June we received notification of several of our students’ victories in prestigious design competitions including: the D&AD Student Awards, Post It Awards and Kreata.

D&AD Student Awards

The D&AD Student Awards, an international competition held by the British Design and Art Direction Club, resulted in notable triumphs for the School this year. For the fourth consecutive year, the jury of this prestigious competition singled out works which had been sent from Moscow. To be short-listed is already a significant accomplishment, let alone to be awarded one of the main prizes of D&AD, which is an incredibly difficult task. The contest receives thousands of entries from leading universities and colleges in the world, of which only 2% receive an award.

This year, students of Dmitriy Karpov (Programme Leader of Interactive Design & New Media program) set the record for the most awards won by a single course. Svetlana Shokhanova, Nataliya Sinelschikova and Mikhail Krivoruchko took second place in Digital Design, and received an honorary Yellow Pencil at an awarding ceremony in London. This 3-person team developed a special application for iPad based on a brief from the company Taschen. It is important to note that the jury decided not to award a first prize, so their entry was technically the best work in the nomination.

Commendation in the category of Interactive Design was received by Marina Tristan, who worked on a brief for the company BBC.

Four other projects included in the shortlist of the competition and will be published in D&AD’s annual catalogue:

It is also worth noting that the first place and Yellow Pencil in the category of Branding was won by Catherine Perrot, from our partner UK institution - the University of Hertfordshire.

Post It Awards

On June 9 the winners of the international student design competition Post It Awards 2011 were awarded. The first prize in the category "Poster" was taken by Anastasia Kiseleva, currently a student in Foundation Art & Design. Second place in this category was awarded to Natalia Serkova, from BA Graphic Design & Illustration. It is worth noting that the girls scored the same number of votes and the jury had to make a difficult choice.


At the 10th anniversary competition "Kreata" participants from student program "Interior Design. Introductory Course" won a number of awards in various categories. First places were won both by Olesya Fedorenko for her apartment project in the "Open Space" category, and by Daria Martynova and Maria Tikhonova with their restaurant project «Electric City» in the category of "Environmental Design". Anna Makarova and Victoria Zolin were awarded second prize for their living room project in the "Open Space" category.

The BHSAD administration wishes to congratulate all of these exceptional students and their talented tutors on their well-deserved victories. We are proud of your dedication and wish you continued success in the professional world!



Svetlana Shokhanova, Nataliya Sinelshchikova and Mikhail Krivoruchko
Marina Tristan, Michael Krivoruchko, Svetlana Shokhanova and Nataliya Sinelshchikova celebrate their victory in London.
Anastasiya Kiseleva and her work. First prize at Post It Awards 2011
The restaurant project "Electric City" by Dasha Martynova and Maria Tikhonova. First prize at "Kreata"

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