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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.

 

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The sears DX CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOl DESIGN COMPETITION
2013-14

 

 

Design Exchange is proud to announce the 19th 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.

 

2013-14 JURORS

 

Janine Allen, Sears Canada

Mary-Jo Carter, Canadian Stage 

Nancy Dennis, Sears Canada

Cynthia Florek, Sears Canada

Rebecca Horwitz, Calica Studio

Stewart Innes, Graphic Designer & Artist 

Russell Manzano, Sears Canada

Ryan Michaelis, Teknion Furniture Systems

Annie Morphy, Sears Canada 

Sara Nickleson, Design Exchange

Kathleen Toman, Sears Canada

Deborah Wang, Superkül

 

WINNERS OF 2013/2014

 

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: Tri-WaveTommy Wang (Architecture/Interior Design Senior), Green Apple Art Centre, Vancouver, BC

 

ARCHITECTURE/INTERIOR DESIGN

 

CHALLENGE: Design an indoor or outdoor playground for a location in your city or town.  Consider your target audience, safety, accessibility, local weather conditions and overall play experience in your design.

 

JUNIOR

 

1st – Promising ParkNuo Zheng, Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver, BC

2nd – Mountainside PathChloe Tsui, Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Richmond Hill, ON

3rd – New Waterloo Interactive PlaygroundJanna Kholodova, Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Waterloo, ON

HM – The Breakfast ClubAlexandria Abbruzzino, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Toronto, ON

 

SENIOR

 

1st – Tri-WaveTommy Wang, Green Apple Art Centre, Vancouver, BC

2nd – The AmethystJeanne Lai, Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Markham, ON

3rd – Play Terra, Amanda Nalli, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Vaughan, ON

HM – Nature VentureEva Huang, Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Markham, ON

HM – Space Playground, Blake Wallace, St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School, Aurora, ON

HM – Synergetic ParkYi Ting (Chloe) Zhang, Richmond Christian Secondary School, Richmond, BC

HM – The BubblesTiffany Chiu, Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Scarborough, ON

HM – The SubmarineJane Yip, Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Toronto, ON

 

COSTUME DESIGN

 

CHALLENGE: Design a stage costume for a character from William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Consider era, location, tone and style.  You may set the production in another time period or country if your choice is carefully considered.

 

JUNIOR

 

1st – Romeo & Juliet: The Tang DynastyEmily Tsao, Mount Douglas Secondary School, Victoria, BC

2nd – Dressing a CapuletCharlotte Warr, Halifax Grammar School, Fall River, NS

3rd – Romeo & Juliet on IceLauren Laturnus, Burnsview Secondary School, Delta, BC

HM – Juliet CapuletShaela Hill, Burnsview Secondary School, Delta, BC

HM – Romeo & Juliet: A Summer of LoveVasilisa Shvedenkova, I.E. Weldon Secondary School, Lindsay, ON

HM – Juliet’s Daily DressVera Shang, Burnsview Secondary School, Delta, BC

HM – Juliet goes VogueSydney Carter, Glebe Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, ON

 

SENIOR

 

1st – Steam Crossed LoversAmy MacLaren, Merritt Secondary School, Merritt, BC

2nd – Castes Apart: Romeo & JulietNaomi Dojo Soeandy, St. Joseph's College Toronto, ON

3rd – Costume Design, Romeo & JulietAnxin Lu, Bishop Marocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School, Toronto, ON

HM – Costume Design, Romeo + JulietTeresa Adamo, Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, Guelph, ON

HM – The 2 in 1 Juliet CostumeThu Trang Truong, Glebe Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, ON

HM – Costume Design: Romeo & JulietJennifer Cuda, St. Benedict C.S.S. Cambridge, ON

 

FASHION DESIGN

 

CHALLENGE: Design (or re-design) a uniform for a school team or club. Consider your target audience, colour, textile and style while creating your design. Think about how the uniform needs to move and breathe to keep your team members comfortable and stylish.

 

JUNIOR

 

1st – Classy ContemporaryPatricia Rosales, Senator O'Connor Secondary School, Scarborough, ON

2nd – Field Hockey Player Uniform SeriesVanessa Shih, Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Markham, ON

3rd – LFA Cheerleader 2.0,  Lisa Lazzaris, Little Flower Academy, Vancouver, BC

 

SENIOR

 

1st – L’Uniforme ChicAaron Mak, TFS Canada's International School, Scarborough, ON

2nd – Soccer/Rugby JerseyMaximilian Shea, Hillfield Strathallan College, Oakville, ON

3rd – Spartan: SubmergedKimberly Ren, Lorne Park Secondary School, Mississauga, ON

HM – Royal Canadian Marching Band UniformMikayla Koo, H.B. Beal Secondary School, London, ON

HM – ChevronSingYu Lam, Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, ON

HM – Business Club UniformJulian Lopes, Central Technical School, Toronto, ON

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

CHALLENGE: Re-design the front cover of an educational textbook of your choice. Your cover design should be contemporary, unique and exciting, while clearly conveying your chosen subject.

 

JUNIOR

 

1st – Creating CanadaPatrick Timmer, Hillfield Strathallan College, Hamilton, ON

2nd – Textbook Cover Re-DesignShan Duan, Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

3rd – Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Edition, Kim Le, Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School, Ottawa, ON

HM – Textbook Re-designBrenna Neufeld, Morden Collegiate, Morden, MB

HM – Map it Out, Emily Jaunkalns, St. Clements School, Toronto, ON

HM – Spiral Into ArtMegan Goudie, St. Clements School, Toronto, ON

HM – Science Textbook Cover DesignRachel Partridge, Burnsview Secondary School, Delta, BC

 

SENIOR

 

1st – Chemistry, Physics & BiologyKogulan Sivaneshan, Markham District High School, Markham, ON

2nd – Mathematic Functions 11Fylbert Tan, St. Edmund Campion Catholic School, Brampton, ON

3rd – Counter 2 PointsMikhaela Ong, Guildford Park Secondary School, Surrey, BC

HM – Inquiry Into Life, Raina Wu, Lord Byng Secondary School, Burnaby, BC

HM – Textbook Cover Re-DesignErica Barker, Cochrane High School Cochrane, AB

HM – Book Cover DesignLaura Baldesarra, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Maple, ON

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

 

CHALLENGE: Design a helmet geared to a teenage audience. Consider your target demographic, style, convenience, safety concerns and construction material. Think about how to encourage teenagers to embrace wearing a helmet! The industrial design challenge is generously supported by Teknion Furniture Systems

 

JUNIOR

 

1st – PortosDaniel Pekar and Alex Cui, Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute and University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, ON

2nd – Pneumatic Helmet – The Air HeadSinthujan Kalainathan and Richard Wang, Richmond Secondary School, Richmond, BC

3rd – The Solera Helmet, Alice Liu, Unionville High School, Markham, ON

HM – Life Saver HelmetFrédéric Fortier-Chouinard, De Rochebelle, Québec, QC

 

SENIOR

 

1st – bluAir Helmet Design, Julia Cundari, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Vaughan, ON

2nd – Beetles, Shiuli Mukerjea, Georges Vanier Secondary School, Toronto, ON

3rd – Nightmare HumanoidSung Young Chung, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Thornhill, ON

HM – UrbanBrennan JM Chiu, Royal St. Georges College, Toronto, ON

HM – AsteoSingYu Lam, Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, ON

winners of
THe SEARS dx high school competition 2012-13
 

GEORGE KLEIN MEDAL
 

Charged + (Industrial Design, Senior), Rocky Chen, Markham District High School, Markham, ON
 


ARCHITECTURE/INTERIOR DESIGN 

 

JUNIOR
 

1st – Book Container, Emilie O’Neill, Branksome Hall, Toronto, ON

2nd – The Social Box, Eva Huang, Beware Wet Paint Progressive Art School, Markham, ON

3rd – The Get Well Clinic, Hailey Wyatt & Cassandra Lee, Glebe Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, ON

HM – Dreadnought, Susie Liu, Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, East York, ON

HM – Rolling Bridge, Tommy Wang, Green Apple Art Centre, Vancouver, BC

HM – Warm Home, Jason Xia, Southridge High School, Surrey, BC

 

SENIOR

 

1st – Trading Routes, Noah Samuel Gotlib, Northern Secondary School, Toronto, ON

2nd – The Urban Jungle, Marion Studhalter, F.E. Madill Secondary School, Wingham, ON

3rd – Seafood & Sushi, Adara Dillabaugh, Glebe Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, ON

HM – Attawapiskat Library of Discovery, Matthew Lau, Unionville High School, Markham, ON

HM – The Movable City Centre, Jason Chow, Unonville High School, Markham, ON

HM - # Orphanage, Abiraa Ramesh & Varrun Jeyathevan, Glenforest Secondary School, Mississauga, ON

 

FASHION DESIGN

 

JUNIOR

 

1st – TriLeaf Seasonal Coat, Meghan Dunsmuir, Toronto, ON

2nd – PiLoe, Robynn Allan & Jia Jing Huang, Glebe Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, ON

3rd – Eco-Chic Winter Coat, Anna Lally, Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School, Calgary, AB

HM – Arctic Butterfly Parka, Andrea Aiyout, Netsilik Illiharrik, Taloyoak, Nunavut

HM – Raven’s Cape, Kimberly Ren, Lorne Park Secondary School, Mississauga, ON

HM – Flex: Women’s Winter Coat, Andrea Lin, Old Scona Academic High School, Edmonton, AB
 

 

SENIOR

 

1st – Seasonal Coat, Cynthia Undyantara, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Richmond Hill, ON

2nd – Asymmetrical Winter Coat, Jasmine Zhang, Glenforest Secondary School, Mississauga, ON

3rd – 2-Way Seasonal Coat, Karissa Tam, Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, ON

HM – Winter Coat, Una Li, Ridley College, St. Catharines, ON

HM – Jerkit, Kathleen Furlani, 1E Weldon Secondary School, Lindsay, ON

HM – Urban Stylist Coat, Yuting Cai, Centre Wellington District High School, Fergus, ON

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

JUNIOR

 

1st – Bianca Huang, St. Clement’s School, Toronto, ON

2nd – Emily Culbert, St. Clement’s School, Toronto, ON

3rd – Alice Xue, Old Scona Academic School, Edmonton, AB

HM – Joy Patterson, The York School, Toronto, ON

HM – Kai Thorpe, Canterbury High School, Ottawa, ON

HM – Colleen Wilson, St. Clement’s School, Toronto, ON

 

SENIOR

 

1st – Daphne Lara Chan, Agincourt Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, ON

2nd – Valerie Mancini, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Thornhill, ON

HM – Victoria Arvaj, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Thornhill, ON

HM – Bryan Man-Juk Wong, Unionville High School, Markham, ON

HM - Rocky Chen, Markham District High School, Markham, ON

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

 

JUNIOR

 

1st – The Eggcellent Breakfast Machine, Bernice Ho, Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School, Markham, ON

2nd – The Green Machine, Nathaniel Evans, Glebe Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, ON

3rd – Vending Machine, Nicolas Chiasson, Acton High School, Acton, ON

HM – Cup2Go, Angus Tweedie & Brayden Karrer, Smithers Secondary School, Smithers, BC

HM – Stadium Seat Vending Machine, Alex Matovic, Ridley College, St. Catharines, ON

 

SENIOR

 

1st – Charged +, Rocky Chen, Markham District High School, Markham, ON

2nd – Aquavirdis, Aidan Dolan, Ursula Franklin Academy, Toronto, ON

3rd – Prism, SinYu Lam, Don Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON

HM – Vendinier, Samuel YuFeng Liu & Andy Yi-Hsuan Liao, Semiahmoo Secondary, Surrey, BC

HM – ErgoVend, Hamza Kashif, Milton District High School, Milton, ON

 

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