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The sears DX CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOl DESIGN COMPETITION
2014-15

 

 

Design Exchange is proud to announce the 20th Annual DX Canadian High School Design Competition. The aim of the competition is to promote the study and awareness of various design disciplines in schools across Canada. The competition is open to all high school students studying in Canada. Prizes will be awarded in following categories – Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design, Architecture/Landscape Design, Interior Design, and Graphic Design.

 

2014-15 JURORS

 

Aisling Crowley, Sears Canada

Linda Damiano, Sears Canada

Michael Dias, Sears Canada

Sara Nickleson, DX Curator

Hollie Pocsai and Jane LaBatte, White Elephant 

Khalil Jamal, Multidisciplinary Designer

Teresa Tam, Graphic Designer

 

2014-15 WINNERS

 

GEORGE KLEIN MEDAL

 

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) awards the George J. Klein medal to the overall winning entry of this competition that stands above all others in its creativity, originality and execution.

 

Winner: Kiko Wu, St. Michaels University School, Victoria, BC (Fashion Senior, 1st Place)

 

ARCHITECTURE


Design an urban shelter for your city/town. The structure can be a bus shelter, a cooling and/or warming station, or may serve another purpose of your choosing. The shelter must provide shade, seating and a water source. Consider local weather conditions and researching your building materials. 

 

JUNIOR


1st place: Kristen Shiozaki, TMS School, Richmond Hill, ON

2nd place: Lauren Fichman, TMS School, Richmond Hill, ON

3rd place: Vipul Gupta, TMS School, Richmond Hill, ON

Honourable Mention: Emil Lin, VSA Art + Design Studio, Vancouver, BC

Honourable Mention: Janna Kholodova, Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Waterloo, ON

 

SENIOR


1st place: Rahul Amirthaganesan and Hamed El Mikati, Glenforest Secondary School, Mississauga, ON

2nd place: Michelle Lai, Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Markham, ON

3rd place: Peiying (Amber) Han, Green Apple Art Centre, Vancouver, BC

Honourable Mention: Angela Chau, Unionville High School, Markham, ON

Honourable Mention: Urey Chen, Green Apple Art Centre, Vancouver, BC

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN 


Re-design the front cover of your favourite musical album. The cover design should be contemp-orary, unique and exciting, while conveying the tone and style of its content. Consider the various sizes at which your design will be seen (e.g. on a CD cover, an LP cover, and in iTunes, etc.).

 

JUNIOR


1st place: Julia Garbe, The Country Day School, Aurora, ON

2nd place: Lauren Balatbat, Oakville, BC

3rd place: Tiffany Grace Shen, Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

 

SENIOR


1st place: Jane Yip, Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Toronto, ON

2nd place: Christabel Fuentes, Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

2nd place: Anthony Liao, Pinetree Secondary School, Coquitlam, BC

3rd place: Grace Hyehi Choo, Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver, BC

Honourable Mention: Lucy Li, Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

Honourable Mention: Kristy Liu, Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

 

COSTUME DESIGN 


Design a stage costume for a character of your choice from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The design may be entirely original, created from found pieces, or a combination of the two. Consider era, location, tone and style. You may set the play in another time period or genre. 

 

JUNIOR
 

1st place: Emma Riley,  Bracebridge, ON

2nd place: Jennifer Xie, Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

3rd place: Afrida Ashraf, Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, ON

Honourable Mention: Kiera Di Risio, St. Mildreds Lightboum School, Oakville, ON

Honourable Mention: Lauren Jahns, Oakville, ON

 

SENIOR


1st place: Qingwen (Claire) Huang, Rockridge Secondary, Vancouver, BC

2nd place: Joyce Li, Elgin Park Secondary, Surrey, BC

3rd place: Shery Guo, Burnett Secondary, Richmond, BC

Honourable Mention: Sid Boegman, Saint Michaels University School, Victoria, BC

Honourable Mention: Jennifer Cuda, St. Benedict CSS, Cambridge, ON

 

FASHION


Design one garment inspired by a contemporary or historical fashion designer. The garment can be a dress, shirt, pair of pants, skirt or accessory. Explain the elements of their designs that have inspired your piece (i.e. colours, textures, textiles, shapes, themes, etc.). 

 

JUNIOR

 

1st place: Roy Luo, A.Y. Jackson Secondary School, Toronto, ON

2nd place: Rachel Pun, Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Markham, ON

3rd place: Jennifer Xie, Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

Honourable Mention: Susan (Yu Shan) Zheng, VSA Art + Design Studio, Vancouver, BC

Honourable Mention: Ava Zhou, Rockridge Secondary School, West Vancouver, BC

 

SENIOR


1st place: Kiko Wu, St. Michaels University School, Victoria, BC

2nd place: Aaron Mak, Toronto French School, Toronto, ON

3rd place: Amanda Jiang, Branksome Hall, Toronto, ON

Honourable Mention: Iryna Humenyuk, St. James CHS, Guelph, ON

Honourable Mention: Yuyang Wen, Old Scona Academic School, Edmonton, AB

 

INDUSTRIAL
 

Post-secondary students often live in shared dorm rooms or apartments with limited space, and sometimes move to a new living space each school year. Design a portable chair for use in a small, shared living space. Consider comfort, purpose, style, size and portability in your design. 

 

JUNIOR
 

1st place: Yuanhui (Elena) Cai, Ridley College, St. Catharines, ON

2nd place: Anthony Yuen and Pearl Perera, Burnaby South Secondary, Burnaby, BC

3rd place: George Huang, Green Apple Art Centre, Vancouver, BC

Honourable Mention: Amanda Cheung and Clarissa Martins, Burnaby South Secondary, Burnaby, BC

 

SENIOR
 

1st place: Lucas Bruketa, Ashbury College, Ottawa, ON

2nd place: Miranda Gong, Unionville High School, Markham, ON

3rd place: Yu Qian (Tommy) Wang, Green Apple Art Centre, Surrey, BC

Honourable Mention: Colin Pinchin, Tyler Cao and Vincious Carlos, Burnaby South Secondary, Burnaby, BC

Honourable Mention: Danny Davies, Hillfield Strathallan College, Ancaster, ON

 

Visit the competition Facebook page to ask us questions, find helpful info and engage with other participants!

For more information, please contact Pamela Smith, Youth Programs Coordinator at pamela@dx.org or 416.216.2111 or toll-free 1.855.216.2138.

 

This competition is made possible by the generous support of: