Students of the National Academy of Art won the top places in ARBUZ 2020

The final stage of the XV International Competition for Young Designers ARBUZ 2020  was held at the end of October. The competition is annually organised by both Volga Region State University of Service, Tolyatti, Russia and the National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria. This year, due to the pandemic the winners’ announcement ceremony took place remotely for the first time. The event was presented through video broadcasts.
 
A panel of teachers had selected this year's prize winners:
 
The Grand Prize winner was Alexandra Isupova, the participant from Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University.
 
In Section "Graphic Design", the first, second and third prizes were shared almost entirely among students from the National Academy of Art Sofia, as follows:
 
First Prize went to Kristian Marchev and Nadia Shopova (Poster and Visual Communication, National Academy of Art, Sofia)
 
Dimitar Shterev and Kira Mihailova (Poster and Visual Communication, National Academy of Art, Sofia) were awarded Second Prize;
 
Zdravko Sirakov, Gabriel Petrov (Poster and Visual Communication, National Academy of Art, Sofia) and Lyubov Doroveeva (Novosibirsk College of Printing and Information Technology, Novosibirsk, Russia) won Third Prize.
 
In section "Graphic Art of Costume", Ivanina Ivanova, Master student in Fashion, National Academy of Art Sofia, was ranked third.
 
The content of the catalogue presenting the awarded participants and their works can be viewed in the attached file below.
 
The jury:
Chairman
Steve Mattin, Design Director at AvtoVAZ, Tolyatti, Russia
Мembers
Andrey Zaharov, Head of Design Department at AvtoVAZ, Tolyatti, Russia
Prof. Dr. Nikolay Mladenov, Department of Poster and Visual Communication, Vice-Rector for Education, Advertising & Information, Accreditation and Academic Staff, National Academy of Art, Sofia
Assoc. Prof. Miroslav Bogdanov, Department of Design in Advertising, Dean of Faculty of Applied Arts, National Academy of Art, Sofia
Prof. Maya Bogdanova, Department of Fashion, Chairperson of the Management Board of St. Pimen Zografsky Foundation, National Academy of Art, Sofia
Prof. Dr. Kristina Borisova, Head of Department of Poster and Visual Communication, National Academy of Art, Sofia
Assoc. Prof. Natalia Kryukova, Volga Region State University of Service, Tolyatti, Russia
Maria Kazak, Art Director of Festival of Fashion and Theatre Costume, Samara, Russia
Anton Chirikov, Chief Artist at Tolyatti Philharmonic Orchestra, Tolyatti, Russia
Prof. Tatyana Belko, Head of Department of Design and Art, Volga Region State University of Service, Tolyatti, Russia
Nikolay Kuznetsov, Cochairman of the Tolyatti Branch of Union of Designers in Russia, Tolyatti, Russia; member of Union of Russian Artists
Assoc. Prof. Tatyana Chirikova, Department of Design and Art, Volga Region State University of Service, Tolyatti, Russia; member of Union of Russian Artists