06.2018 – Award
#Romanovs100 Photo Colorization Competition
ikonaut wins the international photo coloring competition, which was announced as part of the multimedia project #Romanovs100 and judged by the artist Marina Amaral. There were three black and white photographs of the tsar family Romanov to be colorized. ikonaut convinced the juror with the picture of Empress Alexandra in the field.
These were chosen for several factors, including attention to detail, color choices, realism and respect for the original photograph. Colorization of photos is an art through which we can express ourselves, but we must always keep in mind that they are also historical documents, and therefore we cannot modify and/or distort the items that are present (or not) in the images. When colorizing photographs, we seek to add colors that are as realistic and historically accurate as possible, never distorting facts or introducing elements that were not previously part of the scene.
The project #Romanovs100 is about the last Russian Tsar Nikolai II and his family, executed by communist Bolsheviks in 1918. This ended the Tsar’s rule in Russia.
06.2015 – Award
Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize
ikonaut and Kent A. Stevens have won the renowned Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize in the National Geographic Digital Modeling and Animation category.
This prize is awarded annually by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in North America.
The John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize was created to recognize outstanding achievement in paleontological scientific illustration and naturalistic art. These are the only art awards presented by the scientific community that specifically recognize accomplishments in paleontological visualization. PaleoArt is broadly defined as the scientific or naturalistic rendering of paleontological subject matter pertaining to vertebrate fossils. PaleoArt is one of the most important vehicles for communicating discoveries and data among Paleontologists, and is critical to promulgating Vertebrate Paleontology across disciplines and to lay audiences.
09.2014 – Nomination
Nomination Prix netzhdk
ikonaut was nominated for the award of the ZHdK-Alumni-Organisation netzhdk.
Every year, netzhdk awards a prize to a bachelor’s or master’s alumni of the ZHdK.
06.2010 – Award
Design Förderpreis 2010 of the Zurich University of the Arts
The bachelor thesis ‘Wildwechsel’ / ‘Snapshot’ by David Schürch was awarded the Design Förderpreis 2010 of the Zurich University of the Arts.
This important prize is awarded every year and recognizes the best diploma project in a university.