MOME rewards its top students

Date: 2023.02.28
The Stefan Lengyel Scholarship of Excellence has recently been awarded by the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. This year’s winning entries include an algae farm, modular shoes, an adaptive architecture concept, and a ground-breaking public sanitation vehicle. Each of the sixteen scholarship recipients will receive a monthly grant of HUF 150,000 for 6 months, and their winning projects will be showcased at a public exhibition in the autumn.

The scholarship was founded by the Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2020, as a first of its kind, to deliver a meaningful reward to outstanding talents. In addition to offering a means to further develop student projects, it also provides an opportunity for advancing the industry competences and practical experience of the participants. 
Ecological sustainability and responses to various social issues featured prominently among this semester’s winning entries as well, including outstanding concepts in the area of mobility, architecture, photography, object design, and digital object design.  
The awards were presented by President of the Foundation Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy and Rector József Fülöp in an awards ceremony.  
The eponym of the competition, professor emeritus Stefan Lengyel delivered his congratulations to the winners in a video message. He underlined that the entries faithfully reflect the high standards of education, as well as the professional journey and development of the students. He also made a reference to Moholy-Nagy’s famous line, “The goal is not the object, but the person”, expressing his view that the winning concepts also adhere to this credo, and support a holistic approach both culturally and economically. 
Students of all four institutes – Media, Design, Architecture and Theoretical Studies – are automatically be included in the Excellence Scholarship Programme with their semester projects. In the first round, students are nominated by their fellow students, while in the second round, the 16 winning entries are selected by a jury of university leaders, teachers and professionals. 
This year, the jury was also joined by university professor and newcomer Dr. Petra Aczél, head of the Design Institute Péter Molnár, and several external professionals, including CEO of G-Green Interior Gábor Rétfalvi, head of Visual Europe Group Szabolcs Botond, and architect Zoltán Neville. 

The winners: 
Design Institute 

Melinda Doktor – Ceramic Design programme  
Entry title: Algae farm  
Supervisor(s): Edit Kondor, Angéla Góg 

Tamás Sárközi – Product Design programme  
Entry title: Colligo – Street cleaning vehicle  
Supervisor(s): András Húnfalvi, Dániel Ruppert 

Barnabás Sonnevend – Textile Design programme  
Entry title: Modular shoes  
Supervisor(s): Judit Bráda, Réka Vágó 

Ádám Szabó – Product Design programme  
Entry title: Blinky  
Supervisor(s): András Kerékgyártó 

Dóra Tarcsi – Product Design programme  
Entry title: Bagrack.  
Supervisor(s): András Kerékgyártó 

Architecture Institute 

Júlia Csuka – Architecture programme  
Entry title: Expansion of the László Nagy Memorial House  
Supervisor(s): Gergely Barcza, Csaba Kovács  

Rebeka Johanna Winkler – Architecture programme  
Entry title: Adaptive re-use, Újpalota  
Supervisor(s): Zsófia Csomay, Balázs Marián 

Institute for Theoretical Studies 

Júlia Bálint – Design Culture programme  
Entry title: Ideas for improving the social and cultural function of Moszkva/Széll Kálmán tér  
Supervisor(s): Péter Haba 

Anna Lídia Pallós – Art and Design Management programme  
Entry title: NONA Project  
Supervisor(s): Gábor Ébli, Daniella Dominika Galla 

Media Institute 

Anna Gajewszky – Photography programme  
Entry title: The Golden gate is open  
Supervisor(s): Gábor Kopek, Gábor Arion Kudász  
Nagy Dorottya - Graphic Design programme  
Entry title: Walk&Talk  
Supervisor(s): Dóra Balla, Mrs. Pintér née Beáta Sosity  

Patrik Pencz – Animation programme 
Entry title: Developing the teaching of 3D software at the MOME Animation BA  
Supervisor(s): László Brovinszki 
Petra Pilbák - Graphic Design programme   
Entry title: SILĒNS  
Supervisor(s): Balázs Vargha, István Nagy  

Máté Tóth-Heyn – Media Design programme  
Entry title: Daydreams and Nightmares  
Supervisor(s): József Tasnádi 

Violetta Vigh – Media Design programme 
Entry title: Bullfight in the Red October Clothing Factory  
Supervisor: János Szirtes, József Tasnádi

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