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Awards

DAE collaborates with different funds and partners
to stimulate new talents through awards and grants.
In the Graduation Show, you can see who the
nominees and winners are!

Keep an Eye Grants

The Keep an Eye Grant is an incentive of € 11,000 which was created specifically for DAE students to ensure that projects made by these talented young graduates do not run aground for financial reasons. Every year, a panel of judges decides which four graduates will receive a Keep an Eye Grant. The Keep an Eye Grant is funded by the Keep an Eye Foundation, www.keepaneye.nl.
Among all our graduates, 20 projects are nominated for 4 Keep An Eye Grants.

Nominated for the Keep an Eye Grant 2014
Bachelor:
Marlies Schets | 'Seen'
Nils Chudy | 'MIITO'
Nick Meehan | 'The Lobby'
Naresh Ramdjas | 'Nareshtaurant'
Camiel Fortgens | 'Known'
Laura Ferrière | 'The White Building'
Remy van Zandbergen | 'De Zeefdrukkerij'
Joel Booy | 'Dark Matter'
Joey Dogge | 'Yatno'
Bob Schiller | 'EPO'
Fien Dekker | 'Rain(a)way'
Sander Manse | 'Unfolding Structures / Enfolding the City'
Nina Gautier | 'Urtica'
Teresa van Dongen | 'Lumist'

Masters:
Wiktoria Szawiel 
Govert Flint
Gabriel (Ann) Maher
Silvia Neretti
Tanne van Bree
Kim Costantino

Gijs Bakker Award

As of this year the honour will be awarded annually to the most outstanding master student graduating at Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE). It complements the long-established René Smeets Award for the best bachelor student project. 
Each of the three master departments – Contextual Design, Social Design and Information Design – nominates two candidates. An expert jury then selects the winner who will receive a prize certificate and 2.000 euros. The jury selects the student whose thesis research and design project demonstrate outstanding skill and imagination, tenacity and originality, personality and relevance to the profession and the outside world. These criteria reflect the foundations of the DAE master programme that was initiated by designer Gijs Bakker.

Nominated for the Gijs Bakker Award 2014:
Contextual Design:
Wiktoria Szawiel
Govert Flint
 
Social Design:
Gabriel (Ann) Maher
Silvia Neretti
 
Information Design:
Tanne van Bree
Kim Costantino

Melkweg Prize

The Melkweg Prize is awarded to honour truly unique talent. The winning graduation project is highly original and full of potential. The winner of the Melkweg Prize receives a sum of € 2,000 (and eternal glory). In addition to the prize money, the winner receives support from Syntens to develop a business plan.

Nominated for the Melkweg Award 2014:
Nils Chudy | 'MIITO'
Remy van Zandbergen | 'De Zeefdrukkerij'
Laura Ferrière and Eléonore Delisse | 'The White Building'
Sander Manse | 'Unfolding Structures / Enfolding the City'
Naresh Ramdjas | 'Nareshtaurant'
Bob Schiller | 'EPO'
Teresa van Dongen | 'Lumist'
Camiel Fortgens | 'Known'
 

René Smeets Award

The René Smeets Award is awarded to the student who attains a high degree of professionalism both in the development of the design process and the end result of the graduation project. The student has worked together with manufacturers and the product is potentially feasible. The winner of the René Smeets Award receives a sum of € 2,000 (and eternal glory). In addition to the prize money, the winner receives support from Syntens to develop a business plan.

Nominated for the René Smeets Award 2014:
Marlies Schets | 'Seen'
Nils Chudy | 'MIITO'
Laura Ferrière and Eléonore Delisse | 'The White Building'
Joel Booy | 'Dark Matter'
Fien Dekker | 'Rain(a)way'
Nick Meehan | 'The Lobby'
Joey Dogge | 'Yatno'
Nina Gautier | 'Urtica'