Which awards do I qualify for?

2020 Graduation Awards

Several awards are available to graduating students. Use this Award Finder to see a list of awards for which you MAY BE eligible.

Criteria are different for each award. Be read award description carefully.

Good luck and congratulations on completing your degree!

DESIS Radical Sustainability Award: $500

The DESIS Radical Sustainability award honours student projects that best demonstrate how design can “activate, sustain, and orient processes of social change toward sustainability” (Jégou & Manzini 2008).

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ECU Graduation Award for Anti-Racism and Social Justice – Design: $500

Awarded to a design student whose work in The Show explores or responds to anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, or anti-Asian discrimination and racism. 

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ECU Graduation Award for Anti-Racism and Social Justice – Visual Arts: $500

Awarded to a visual arts student whose work in The Show explores or responds to anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, or anti-Asian discrimination and racism.

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ECU Graduation Award for Anti-Racism and Social Justice – Media: $500

Awarded to a media student whose work in The Show explores or responds to anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, or anti-Asian discrimination and racism.

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Ecological Design Graduation Award: $1,000

Awarded to a fourth-year Bachelor of Design student (or students) whose work in The Show 2020 demonstrates the potential for significant social and ecological impact. 

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Emily Carr Alumni Association Graduation Award for Community Engagement: $800

The ECUAA award recognizes students who place community at the centre of their creative practice, stand for a purpose that is bigger than themselves, and explore that which benefits others.

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Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging Award: $1,000

Awarded to a Communication Design student exhibiting in The Show 2020 whose work exhibits innovative and well-resolved work in the area of packaging for paperboard, pressure sensitive labels, and/or shrink sleeves. The packaging design concept is one that could be presented on a store shelf or in a retail location.

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John C. Kerr Chancellor Emeritus Awards for Excellence in Design: $2,000

Awarded for academic excellence combined with work in The Show 2020 in the areas of visual arts, design and media arts (undergraduate).

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John C. Kerr Chancellor Emeritus Awards for Excellence in Media Arts: $2,000

Awarded for academic excellence combined with work in The Show 2020 in the areas of visual arts, design and media arts (undergraduate).

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John C. Kerr Chancellor Emeritus Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts: $2,000

Awarded for academic excellence combined with work in The Show 2020 in the areas of visual arts, design and media arts (undergraduate).

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Judith Warren Painting Award: $1,000

Awarded to an undergraduate visual arts student whose work in The Show 2020 is in the medium of watercolour.

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Landon Mackenzie Graduation Award for Visual Arts: $500

Awarded to an Emily Carr student based on the student’s visual arts work (painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking) in The Show 2020.

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Mary Plumb Blade Award: $1,100

Awarded for excellence in Painting or Printmaking in The Show 2020.

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Moment Factory Award: $5,000

Moment Factory is a multimedia entertainment studio specializing in the conception and production of immersive environments combining video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects to create remarkable visitor experiences.

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Opus Art Supplies Graduation Award BFA: $1,000

Awarded to a BFA student exhibiting in The Show 2020 working in the discipline(s) of painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, illustration, photography or print media.

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Opus Art Supplies Graduation Award MFA: $1,500

Awarded to an MFA student exhibiting in The Show 2020 working in the discipline(s) of painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, illustration, photography or print media.

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Renée Van Halm + Pietro Widmer Graduation Award for Visual Arts: $1,000

Awarded to an Emily Carr student based on the student’s visual arts work (painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking) in The Show 2020.

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Sophie Burnett Memorial Award: $700

Awarded to the undergraduate student with the highest GPA graduating from the Bachelor of Media Arts program.

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Chick Rice Award for Excellence in Photography: $1,000

Awarded to celebrate an Emily Carr undergraduate student and Photography major whose work in The Show 2020 demonstrates excellent conception, production and execution of their final graduation exhibition piece.

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The President’s Media Awards for Excellence – Best in 2D or Experimental Animation: $500

Awarded for Best in 2D or Experimental Animation undergraduate.

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The President’s Media Awards for Excellence – Best in 3D Computer Animation: $500

Awarded for Best in 3D Computer Animation undergraduate.

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The President’s Media Awards for Excellence – Best in Film/Live Action: $500

Awarded for Best in Film/Live Action undergraduate.

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Wood Co-Op/Forestry Innovation Investment in Wood Design Industrial Design Graduation Award: $500

Awarded to a design student for the development of new wood products; creation of new designs in wood; development of new applications of existing products; and designs which have the potential to solve significant social, economic and/or environmental concerns through the appropriate application of wood products (undergraduate).

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Thelma Ruck Keene Memorial Award for Ceramics: $1,000

Awarded by Circle Craft Co-operative in celebration to one of their dedicated members, this award is for excellence in Ceramics in Visual Arts based on students’ work in The Show 2020.

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Van Gogh Designs Furniture + Wood Design Graduation Award: $1,000

Awarded to a graduate/undergraduate Industrial Design student working in Wood Design, with a preference given to furniture designers.

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Vancouver Art Attack Award: $3,000

Award of excellence to an Emily Carr visual art student based on his or her work in The Show 2020.

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WA Architects Ltd Master of Design Graduation Award: $2,000

Awarded to a graduate student exhibiting in The Show 2002, selected through the Graduation Jury process, with a preference given to Canadian citizens.

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Saralee James Memorial Award: $1,000

Awarded to a mature female student or students in Photography, Animation, Film/Video and Integrated Media or Interactive Social Media.

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