Congratulations to all our winners in this year’s 3x3 Student Show! In reviewing the voting it looks like this was one of the toughest shows yet. Entries were up and there were more accepted entries and medals this year. However getting into the show was tougher than other years and there were many fine pieces entered that just missed getting the nod from our judges.
Congratulations to Sivan Kidron, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel for her winning entry in the animation category, she will receive our $1,000 cash prize. Our two gold medals go to last year's Best of Show winner, JoHee Yoon, RISD, both gold medals received five out of six votes plus a majority of judges selecting each piece as their favorite. Our Gold medal winner receives a $500-cash value prize.
Our Silver Medal winners include Yen-Chen Liu, Shih Chien University, Taiwan; John Malta, School of Visual Arts, Erin McPhee, Sheridan College, Canada and Molly Stone, Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Bronze medals go to Victoria Semykina, Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, Italy, Yoshi Yoshitani, RISD and an entrant from Savannah College of Art & Design who will be identified as soon as we reach their professor.
A complete list of all medal and merit winners are available on our site, under Shows. Winners will be displayed in our new annual format coming out later this fall.
The top school winner was the School of Visual Arts, followed closely by Savannah College of Art & Design and OCAD University, Canada. Other schools with multiple winners include Parsons The New School for Design; Art Center College of Design; RISD; Sheridan Institute, Canada; Ringling College of Art & Design; Emily Carr University, Canada; Academy of Art University; Aglila Ruskin University, United Kingdom; California College of the Arts; California State University; Capilano University, Canada; Maryland Institute College of Art and University of Hartford.
To get into the show entrants need to receive a majority of our six judges’ votes. To be considered for a medal, five of the six judges must vote for the entry. Medals are determined by the number of judges who select a particular piece as their favorite, the more judges who select a piece as their favorite the higher the medal i.e. Best of Show, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
This year’s judges included Owen Smith, California College of the Arts, Rick Lovell, Savannah College of Art & Design, Alexander Strohmaier, Universtät für Angewandte Kunst, Austria, Michael Taylor, Stellen Bosch Academy, South Africa, Ronca Catell, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom and Toni Damkoehler, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Judges were not permitted to vote for their student’s work.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all of you for entering our show this year.