VSUES design students win «snow» awards

24 May 2022University life

Commemorative prizes and certificates for the winners of the 14th International Team Competition "Online Snow Sculpture 2022" have finally found their heroes. Students from the Department of Design and Technology at VSUES participated in the creative project organized by Harbin Engineering University back in December last year, but, due to the pandemic, the awarding had to be postponed.

The competition was dedicated to the XXIV Winter Olympic Games. The participants were challenged to reflect the cultural specificity of their region in their work. Professor of the Department of Design and Technology Galina Dobrynina and design students Dilara Dolganova, Tatiana Chigvintseva, Elena Melchakova and Esmira Abbasova presented the creative work snow sculpture "Tiger — symbol".

— The prototype was a ceramic figurine of a tiger, stylized to the creativity of the Udege people, made a few years ago by a graduate of the department Natalia Kazakova. The ceramic figurine is the result of a creative lesson, where it was necessary to create an animalistic sculpture," says Galina Dobrynina. — The use of regional themes has become one of the conditions of the competition. The tiger is both a symbol of 2022 and one of the symbols of Vladivostok and Primorsky Krai; the Udege people considered themselves descendants of the tiger.

— The figure was created during a period when there was no snow, but there were already frosts, — the design students tell. — We managed it in a few hours; it is an interesting experience for us.

The VSUES team was among the winners in the Best Work category. The students received Huawei wireless branded headphones as valuable prizes. Next year they plan to take part in the Harbin Engineering University competition again.