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VAHÉ & LUCIE 2018 AWARDS

The Vahé & Lucie Awards are given annually to TUMO students and alumni throughout Armenia for original work in four categories: Arts, Technology, Music and Film. Over 200 submissions were judged on creativity, level of effort and technical achievement. The four juries composed of TUMO students, workshop leaders and industry professionals awarded the following 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category.

ARTS

1st Place

Lilit Minasyan, 20, TUMO alumna

In Lilit Minasyan’s stop-motion animation, printmaking meets visual storytelling. She presents the process of printmaking by hand, with “stakan,” the drinking glass popular throughout the Soviet Union, as its central theme. Her visuals convey the thinking and propaganda that were widespread during Soviet times.

2nd Place – Group Project

Sona Mkrtchyan, 17, TUMO student
Zaruhi Shamiryan, 19, TUMO student
Astghik Zeynalyan, 19, TUMO alumna

The “Cheerland” packaging was designed for dried fruit produced in the Tavush region of Armenia. The packaging showcases the beautiful mountains in one of its villages, Koghb. The landscape was replicated as a 360-degree panorama on the packaging.

3rd Place

Marina Khachatryan, 17, TUMO student

The author’s great-grandmother, Vardush, is the main character in the photostory. The photographs show the past and present of the nearly 100-year-old woman who fought during World War II and led a difficult life.

TECHNOLOGY

1st Place

Andranik Karakhanyan, 20, TUMO student

This encryption and decryption program allows users to keep files secure. Files in various formats, such as images and texts in different languages, can be kept a secret without third-party knowledge. The program was created using AES, RJI, RC2, DES algorithms.

2nd Place

Maria Ter Minasyan, 17, TUMO student

The aim of the project was to create an actual model of the solar system. The distance between the sun, planets, and moons, were replicated almost perfectly, with a deviation of only 0.001%.

3rd Place

Mikayel Gurjian, 14, TUMO student

“Escape from Cubes” is a mobile game where the player needs to stay alive as long as they can and overcome as many challenges as possible. The game is for Android only.

MUSIC

1st Place

Grigori Balasanyan, 14, TUMO student

The music composition that won first place is called “Tulgey Woods,” which was inspired by Lewis Carroll’s novel “Alice in Wonderland.”

2nd Place

Arman Harutyunyan, 16, TUMO student

The music composition is called “The Legend of the Moon.” It was inspired by famous Armenian writer Misak Metsarents’ poems.

3rd Place (2 winners)

Lusine Mardanyan, 18, TUMO alumna

The song was inspired by visits with low-income families in Gyumri. The author wants to spread awareness about their struggles through this song.

3rd Place (2 winners)

Anna Mejlumyan, 16, TUMO student

The song is written in Persian and followed by a futuristic composition, which was inspired by the streets of Yerevan.

FILM

1st Place – Group Project by TUMO students

Alina Ghazaryan, 15
Ani Farzatyan, 20
Azat Ginosyan, 15
Baghdasar Adjemyan, 17
David Ayvazyan, 17
Hovhannes Simonyan, 15
Lilit Arakelyan, 21
Lilit Manukyan, 16
Luiza Minasyan, 17
Lusine Avetisyan, 15

Mane Mheryan, 15
Mari Mkhitaryan, 15
Ofelya Grigoryan, 17
Qnqush Gasparyan, 15
Qristine Gevorgyan, 17
Rubik Hakobyan, 16
Tigran Nikoghosyan, 16
Sona Hakobyan, 20
Vardan Karapetyan, 16
Vasil Hakobyan, 16

Alina Ghazaryan, 15
Ani Farzatyan, 20
Azat Ginosyan, 15
Baghdasar Adjemyan, 17
David Ayvazyan, 17
Hovhannes Simonyan, 15
Lilit Arakelyan, 21
Lilit Manukyan, 16
Luiza Minasyan, 17
Lusine Avetisyan, 15
Mane Mheryan, 15
Mari Mkhitaryan, 15
Ofelya Grigoryan, 17
Qnqush Gasparyan, 15
Qristine Gevorgyan, 17
Rubik Hakobyan, 16
Tigran Nikoghosyan, 16
Sona Hakobyan, 20
Vardan Karapetyan, 16
Vasil Hakobyan, 16

I, Gyumri is a film created by a group of TUMO students in a learning lab by Russian filmmakers Artem Zamashnoy and Olha Pankova. The short film captures unique places and colorful characters in Gyumri. Currently, the complete film is not available for viewing because it’s being screened in several film festival. In the meantime, watch the film trailer below.

2nd Place

Alik Shahinyan, 20, TUMO alumnus

Mr. Caveman is an animated film created with the program OpenToonz. It’s about a caveman’s unfortunate attempt to kill a dinosaur for food.

3rd Place

Karine Aslanyan, 18, TUMO student

The film tells the story of an auto mechanic. It follows him throughout his working day, from early morning to late at night; capturing his work, conversations, and rest. The 8-minute film reveals his character little by little.

Prizes in each category

1st Place: 1,500,000 AMD
2nd Place: 1,000,000 AMD
3rd Place: 500,000 AMD

Jury members

Arts

Katrin Semerjyan, TUMO Student
Mariam Zakaryan, TUMO Workshop Leader
Aram Mehrabyan, Industry Professional

Technology

Davit Kirakosyan, TUMO Student
Artak Kolyan, TUMO Workshop Leader
Bagrat Dabaghyan, Industry Professional

Music

Sanahin Papazian, TUMO Student
Davit Davtyan, TUMO Workshop Leader
Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Industry Professional

Film

Ani Amirjanyan, TUMO Student
Kami Lebaredean, TUMO Workshop Leader
Zaven Boyajyan, Industry Professional

These annual awards are established by Vahé & Lucie Fattal to honor TUMO students’ excellence in their field.

TUMO is happy to announce the first annual 2018 Vahé & Lucie awards. The competition is open to all TUMO students and alumni, in four categories: Arts, Technology, Music and Film.

Each participant can submit one project in one of the four categories. Submissions by teams are also accepted. All submissions must be completed projects – concepts or ideas will not qualify.

Submissions in the Arts category, can include but are not limited to works of plastic and visual art, graphic design, illustration, video art, performance art or conceptual art.
Submissions in the Technology category can include but are not limited to software solutions, video games, website, applications, robotics, mechanical devices or technical inventions.
Submissions in the Music category can include but are not limited to recordings of original songs or other works of music or conceptual audio art.
Submissions in the Film category can include but are not limited to fictional film, documentary film, film art or animation.

The jury will be comprised of TUMO staff, students and invited experts in the respective categories. Projects may be submitted with the online form below or in person at any TUMO center.

Important Dates

Competition opens for submission on Friday, June 15, 2018
Deadline for submissions: Friday, August 31, 2018, 6:00 pm
Winners will be announced on September 15, 2018
Awards ceremony: September 28, 2018, 7:00 pm

Submissions will be judged on originality, level of effort and technical accomplishment.
Each category will have first, second, and third place winners.

In each category:

1st Place –  Prize worth 1,500,000 AMD
2nd Place – Prize worth 1,000,000 AMD
3rd Place –  Prize worth 500,000 AMD

These annual awards are established by Vahé & Lucie Fattal to honor TUMO students’ excellence in their field.

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