Which awards do I qualify for?

2022 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. 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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Ecological Design Graduation Award: $500

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

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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 Health Design Award for Innovation: $500

Awarded to a design student who has completed a health-related design project in The Show that demonstrates innovation in health design.   

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Emily Carr Alumni Association Graduation Award for Community Engagement: $675

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 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 in the area of design (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 in the area of visual arts (undergraduate).

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Judith Warren Painting Award: $1,000

Awarded to an undergraduate visual arts student whose work in The Show 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.

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Mary Plumb Blade Award: Amount $975

Awarded for excellence in Painting or Printmaking in The Show.

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Opus Art Supplies Graduation Award BFA: $1,000

Awarded to a BFA student exhibiting in The Show 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 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.

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Chick Rice Award for Excellence in Photography: $1,250

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

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Wood Co-Op/Forestry Innovation Investment in Wood Design Industrial Design Graduation Award: $425

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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Vancouver Art Attack Award: $1,500

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

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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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