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Graduation Ceremony, 4 September, ECAL, Renens

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Bachelor Awards
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Foundation USM Design Grant - CHF 20,000.- (1st prize)
A prize to encourage innovation that rewards projects by graduate students in Industrial Design.

Presented by Ms Susanne Friedli, representing the USM Foundation and Mr Manojlo Jelic, USM Sales Manager for French-speaking Switzerland

Infinity Project CHF 20'000.-:
- Martin Stricker (CH) – BA Industrial Design
- Theo Luvisotto (CH) – BA Industrial Design


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 Scholarships Fondation Casino Barrière de Montreux - CHF 10'000.-
Two scholarships awarded to students about to complete their diploma year. The choice was made on the basis of their talent and sense of creativity.

Presented by Mrs Diane Redard, secretary Fondation Casino Barrière de Montreux

- Valentine Leimgruber (CH) 2nd BA Media & Interaction Design - CHF 10'000.-
- Peilian Li (CN) – BA Fine Arts – CHF 10,000.-


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Pierre Keller Award - CHF 5'000.-
In memory of Pierre Keller, Director of ECAL from 1995 to 2011. A prize awarded for a particularly committed diploma project.

Presented by Mr. Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director of ECAL.

- Tara Ulmann (CH) – BA Photography – CHF 5'000.-


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Fondation USM Design Grant - CHF 5,000.- (2nd prize)
A prize to encourage innovation that rewards projects by graduate students in Industrial Design.

Presented by Ms Susanne Friedli, representing the USM Foundation and Mr Manojlo Jelic, USM Sales Manager for French-speaking Switzerland

Bambino project CHF 5'000.-:

- Bérengère Bussioz (FR) – BA Industrial Design

- Clémence Buytaert (FR) – BA Industrial Design        


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La Foncière Award - CHF 3'000.-
A prize awarded by La Foncière, a real estate investment fund, to a deserving student for the work accomplished during the year in Photography.


Presented by Mr Arnaud de Jamblinne, Director of La Foncière


- Margot Sparkes (CH) – BA Photography – CHF 3'000.-


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Residence swissnex San Francisco MID Award
In collaboration with swissnex San Francisco and supported by the DGES, a residency awarded to a Bachelor Media & Interaction Design graduate, which supports the development of diploma work, in particular through a mentoring programme and a professional stay in San Francisco (USA).

Presented by Mrs Chantal Ostorero, General Director of the Board Higher Education


- Maya Bellier (FR) – BA Media & Interaction Design


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 HES-SO Award for Excellence in Design and Visual Arts - CHF 2,500.-
A prize awarded to an ECAL student who has distinguished him/herself by the excellence of his/her diploma work.

Presented by Mr. René Graf, Vice-Rector of Education of the HES-SO.

- Kylan Luginbühl (CH) – BA Media & Interaction Design - CHF 2,500.-


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Ernest Manganel Award - CHF 2'000.- x 3
A prize awarded by the jury of the Ernest Manganel Foundation to graduate students in Fine Arts, to reward the relevance of their research and the very professional quality of their diploma work.

Presented by Mrs Catherine Othenin-Girard, member of the Board of the Manganel Foundation.


- Djellza Azemi (CH) – BA Fine Arts – CHF 2'000.-
- Romane de Watteville (CH) – BA Fine Arts – CHF 2'000.-
- Christian Schulz (CH) – BA Fine Arts - CHF 2'000.-


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 Eyes On Talents Award - CHF 2'000.-
A prize awarded by the Paris-based agency Eyes On Talents to a student in Industrial Design. This prize rewards a design project with a strong production and marketing potential. The winner will also benefit from dedicated media support and follow-up.

Mr. Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of Bachelor Industrial Design on behalf of Eyes on Talents agency.

- Martin Stricker (CH) – BA Industrial Design – CHF 2,000.-

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Prix BG Ingénieurs Conseils Award - CHF 1,500
A prize awarded to a graduate student who has produced a project that takes sustainable development into account, particularly in terms of its economic, environmental and social aspects.

Presented by Ms. Denise Gomes in charge of communication at BG Consulting Engineers.

- Aurore Péry (CH) – BA Graphic Design – CHF 1'500.-


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ECAL Award - CHF 1,000.- x3
A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL.

Presented by Pauline Saglio, Head of Bachelor Media & Interaction Design.


- Thibault Villard( CH) – BA Cinema – CHF 1'000.-

- Evan Kelly (CH) – BA Media & Interaction Design – CHF 1'000.-

- Niki Paltenghi (CH) – BA Graphic Design – CHF 1,000.-


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Group Roca/Laufen Award - CHF 1'000.- x2
The ROCA/Laufen Group awards two scholarships of CHF 1,000 each for the originality and character of the projects developed in the context of their diploma.

Presented by Mr. Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, head of Bachelor Industrial Design.

- François Lafortune (FR) – BA Design Industriel – CHF 1'000.-
- Emilie Stoll (FR) – BA Design Industriel – CHF 1,000.-


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METAA Prize - CHF 1'000.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student in Media & Interaction Design who has distinguished himself/herself by the excellence of his/her work.

Presented by Mrs Joelle Aeschlimann, President of METAA: Media Experiments in Technology and Art Association

- Aurélien Pellegrini (CH) – BA Media & Interaction Design – CHF 1'000.-


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Risk Award - CHF 1,000.-
A prize awarded to a particularly talented student in the field of Fine Arts.

Presented by Mr. Stéphane Kropf, Head of the Bachelor Fine Arts.

- Dac Hanh Nguyen (CH) – BA Fine Arts – CHF 1'000.-


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BCV Award - CHF 1,000.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student in Graphic Design who has distinguished himself or herself by the overall quality of his or her work.

Presented by Mr. Angelo Benedetto, Head of Bachelor Graphic Design.

- Lou Rais (CH) – BA Graphic Design – CHF 1'000.-


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Visarte Vaud Award - CHF 1'000.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student in Fine Arts who has distinguished himself or herself by the excellence of his or her work.


Presented by Mrs Patricia Glave, Vice-President of Visarte Vaud.

- Christian Schulz (CH) – BA Fine Arts – CHF 1,000.-


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EXECAL Award  - CHF 1'000.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her Bachelor's thesis.

Presented by Mrs Catherine Othenin-Girard, EXECAL President.

- Bérengère Bussioz (FR) – BA Industrial Design – CHF 1'000.-


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Profot Award (Photo Tripods)
An award for a Bachelor Photography student who has completed an excellent diploma thesis.

Presented by Milo Keller on behalf of Pro Studio and Digital Imaging Profot in French-speaking Switzerland.

- Anouk Maupu (FR) – BA Photography – Tripods Photo


Master Awards
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De Bethune Award – CHF 6'000.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student in the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship for the quality of his/her work.

Presented by Mr Pierre Jacques, CEO at De Bethune


- Charlotte Therre (CH) – MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship – CHF 6'000.-


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Award for excellence in the field of Design and Visual Arts of HES-SO - CHF 2'500.-
A prize awarded to an ECAL student who has distinguished himself/herself by the excellence of his/her diploma work.

Presented by Mr René Graf, Vice-rector of Education at HES-SO

- Raphaël Meyer (CH) – MA Cinema – CHF1’250.-
- Malou Briand (FR) – MA Cinema – CHF 1'250.-


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BG Ingénieurs Conseils Award - CHF 1’500.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student, author of a project that takes into account sustainable development, in particular its economic, environmental and social aspects.

Presented by Mrs Denise Gomes in charge of communication at BG Ingénieurs Conseils company

- Yu-Ying Wu (TW) – MA Product Design – CHF 1'500.-


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 ECAL Award - CHF 1’000.- x2
A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL.

Presented by Mr Milo Keller, Head of Master Photography


- Johanna Hullàr (HU) – MA Photography – CHF 1'000.-


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ECAL Award - CHF 1’000.- x2
A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL.

Presented by Mrs Jasmin Basic, Master Cinema Coordinator

- Vuk Vukmanovic (RS) – MA Cinema – CHF 1'000.-


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David Rust Award - CHF 1’000.-
A prize awarded by In Rust We Trust to a graduate student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her typographic work. The winner is offered the opportunity to publish a visual that will be used to collect donations for the Design against Canceraction (led by the association).

Presented by Mr Angelo Benedetto, founding member of the association in Rust We Trust

- Benoît Brun (FR) MA Type Design – CHF 1'000.-


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Prix Elinchrom (voucher CHF 500.- voucher CHF 1'000.-)
A prize awarded to a graduate student in the Master's degree in Photography who has carried out an excellent diploma project.

Presented by Mr Thomas Beinke, Team Leader Sales & Marketing of Elinchrom


- Alessia Gunawan (IT) – MA Photography – voucher CHF 500.-
- Robin Bervini (CH) – MA Photography – voucher CHF 1’000.-


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Prix Jacqueline Veuve - CHF 1'000.-
A prize awarded to a student in Cinema who has distinguished herself during the year by the quality of her achievements or technical work.

Presented by Mrs Rachel Noël, Bachelor Cinema Coordinator


Ketsia Stocker (FR) – Master Cinema – CHF 1'000.-


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 EXECAL Award - CHF 1’000.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her Master's thesis.

Presented by Mrs Yoo-Mi Steffen, EXECAL Secretary


- Sophie Wietlisbach (CH) – MA Type Design – CHF 1'000.-


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 BCV Award - CHF 1'000.-
A prize awarded to a Master's degree student in Product Design who has distinguished himself/herself by the overall quality of his or her diploma work.

Presented by Mr Camille Blin, Head of Master Product Design

- Fabien Roy (CH) – Master Product Design – CHF 1'000.-


Other Awards (out of diploma)
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Scholarship Baccarini Foundation, in memory of Pierre Keller – CHF 10'000.-
A scholarship awarded to a deserving student to support the continuation of his/her studies at the ECAL, in memory of Pierre Keller, member of the Baccarini Foundation and Director of the ECAL from 1995 to 2011.

Presented by Mrs Rita Rielle, Mr Yann Hess and Mr Blaise Hofmann, members of Baccarini Foundation


- Nicolas Bernklau (DE) – MA Type Design – CHF 10'000.-

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Award of the City of Renens - CHF 2'000.- x2
Two encouragement prizes awarded to students in their 2nd year Bachelor of Visual Communication who have distinguished themselves by the quality of their work. The laureates are offered the opportunity to exhibit their work in a place in Renens.

Presented by Mr. Jean-François Clément, Mayor of Renens.

- Caroline Perrenoud (CH) - 2nd year BA Photography - CHF 2'000.-
- Amanda Puna (CH) - 2nd year BA Graphic Design - CHF 2'000.-


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Scholarships Walter + Eve Kent Foundation (Bachelor) - CHF 5'000.
Two scholarships awarded to particularly talented students in the fields of painting and sculpture, to support the continuation of his or her studies at ECAL

Presented by Mr. Alexis Georgacopoulos, member of the Board of the Walter + Eve Kent Foundation.


- Laetitia Khiara (CH) - 2nd year BA Fine Arts - CHF 5'000.-
- Iacopo Spini (IT) - 2nd year BA Fine Arts - CHF 5'000.-


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Scholarship Walter + Eve Kent Foundation (Master) -CHF 5'000.- x2
Two scholarships awarded to particularly talented students in the fields of painting and sculpture, to support the continuation of his or her studies at ECAL

Presented by Mr Alexis Georgacopoulos, board member of Walter + Eve Kent Foundation


- Cesar Axel Aguilar Rodriguez (MX) –  1st year BA Fine Arts – CHF 5'000.-

- Jodie Rudaz (CH) – 1st year BA Fine Arts– CHF 5'000.-