Students create award trophies for Paolozzi Prize

Edinburgh College Product Design and Engineering students have designed and created trophies for the Paolozzi Prize for Art, an annual awards showcase that recognises talented young (S4-S6) artists in Edinburgh.

The awards are organised by City of Edinburgh Council, which asked if the college could support with the production of the 13​​ trophies using five different designs​.

Engineering lecturer Wojciech Chojnacki coordinated the production of the trophies,  which are largely made from upcycled components from motor vehicles. The project was supported by departments from across the college, with students involved in the production, including:

  • ​Art and Design, which provided sketches of the trophies
  • Automotive, which supplied parts
  • Engineering, which completed the fabricating and engraving

Wojciech said: “This was a great opportunity for the students to get involved in a project that would see their work being used outside the classroom. The students loved doing it and they’re really proud of their work, as they should be. This was also a great example of different departments working together to create a finished product.”

​The trophies will be presented to the winners at the ceremony on Wednesday 7 June at the National Gallery on the Mound.