In 2011, the students of L’École de design Nantes Atlantique won 11 national and international competitions and distinguished themselves on numerous occasions. Undergraduate students as well as students in the master’s level programs proved equal to their fellow students from national and international higher education establishments, and managed to draw the juries’ attention on their projects.
The graduation ceremony was the opportunity to congratulate the prize-winners of the 2011 competitions and to put a stress on the importance of such competitions for these future designers’ careers. Here is a list of the 2011 prize-winners (please note it is not exhaustive because of the numerous nominations that also occurred in 2011):
3rd prize of the 2011 Naval Design competition, organized by the Bénéteau Foundation, goes to Yoann De Prost, Vincent Derrien, Yoann Legaignoux, Victor Blanchard, Sola Takahashi and Romain Benoît for their project Lux 47.
Thomas Buisson wins a Star at the 2011 Observeur du design for his final degree project: Fireline.
Adeline Jesson wins the Myfab My talent Award 2011 for her project Xchange.
1st audience prize and 2nd jury prize for Franz-Renan Joly and Marine Bureau at the 2011 Decotec competition with Source, a washbasin.
Worldskills international competition: Paul Janvier wins a bronze medal in cabinetmaking at the 2011 London competition.
Laval Virtual 2011: the Creativity Award goes to François Ballon for his project Know-how Augmented.
Stéphane Masseron and Thomas Dupeyrat win 2nd place at the Canal + Grand Match de l’innovation with Comme tu veux, a television control smartphone application.
Armel Le Sidaner wins 1st place at the AUDIAR "ça bouge dans le périurbain" competition with Copilot’, a car sharing project for suburban planning.
Wordskills International Competition: golden medals in web design and cabinet-making for the national selection. Paul Janvier (cabinet-making, BTMS apprentice in cabinet-making, optional subject: contemporary furniture) and Nadim Raad (web design, 3rd year, optional subject: interaction design) win the golden medal in their respective specialties. Nelly Garreau (graphic arts, 3rd year, optional subject: graphic design), wins the bronze medal in her specialty.