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The goal of the AIC Student Paper Awards scheme is to encourage students to present their work at the AIC meetings and to benefit from interaction with the international colour community. Applications must be substantially related to the subject of colour, but may be based in any discipline or mix of disciplines. Both research-based and practice-based work will be considered.  There are six awards given, with a prize of 400 EUR for the winning submission, 300 EUR for the first runner-up and 200 EUR AUD for the second runner-up.  Three papers will be awarded honourable mention.  All six winners will be AIC guests at the Conference Gala Banquet and will have their papers published in a special issue of the JAIC. For more details please refer to the AIC Student Paper Awards Guidelines.


On Jun 16, 2022 Maurizio Rossi, AIC Vice President, presented the Student Paper Awards at the AIC 2022 Symposium in Toronto, Canada.  Out of more than 50 entries AIC Executive Committee conducted two phases of evaluations to confirm the 6 finalist student papers:

First Prize - Cat Pattie - Newcastle University, UK

Development of a questionnaire to assess the impact of congenital colour vision deficiencies on education

Second Prize - Lou Ricome - Université de Lyon, France

Colour and care in space

Third Prize -Yulia Kovanova - University of Edinburgh, UK

Chroma calls: Place attunement through colour intra-action in sculpture


Qiang Xu - Zhejiang University, China

A parametric colour difference study on the physical size effect

Mengyuan Chen - University of Leeds, UK

The effect of colour temperature of morning light exposure on wellbeing

Abigayle Weymouth - Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Perceived speed in transitions between neutral and chromatic illumination


On Nov 27, 2020 Vien Cheung, AIC President, presented the Student Paper Awards at the AIC 2020 Symposium in Avignon, France.  This is the second time running of the AIC Student Paper Awards. We had 12 reviewers this year that we appointed from the AIC Executive Committee, members of the Study Group on Colour Education and Editorial Panel of the Journal of the AIC. All the student papers are of high quality and thus it was a tough competition amongst the final 19 Student Papers to come up only 6 as the finalists for this Awards scheme. 

First Prize - Federico Grillinia - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway 

Mixing models in close-range spectral imaging for pigment mapping in cultural heritage 

Second Prize - Aiman Raza - Université de Lyon, France

Dominant color and Image color composition retrieval from complex images 

Third Prize - Yuan Tian - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway 

The impact of individual observer color matching functions on simulated texture features 


Morgane Gerardin - Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Correlation between micro-structural features and color of nano-crystallized powders of hematite

Zoriana Lotut - University of Warsaw, Poland 

Organic paint: Anthocyanins at the service of contemporary art 

Haruno Tsuda - Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Verification of the validity of the perceived colour measurement method using tablet devices in architecture


From left to right: Prof Sari Yamamoto (the awardee Yi Zhuang’s supervisor received the certificate on behalf of Yi), 

Giorgia Chinazzo, Aicha K. Diakite, Gyeonghwa Lee, Joana Saes, Saara Pyykkö and Prof Tien-Rein Lee (AIC President)

First Prize - Saara Pyykkö - Aalto University, Finland

The main elements of the colour design process of a new neighbourhood – The case Koivusaari in Helsinki

First Runner-up Prize  - Joana Saes CIAUD - FAULISBOA, Portugal

Colour and therapies in TEACCH and Snoezelen rooms

Second Runner-up Prize - Gyeonghwa Lee University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Effective colour communication


Yi Zhuang University of Tsukuba, Japan

Acceptable size of advertising fascia based on color and design in historical urban areas in Kyoto, Japan

Giorgia Chinazzo EPFL, Switzerland

The effect of coloured glazing on thermal, visual and overall comfort evaluation


Aicha K. Diakite Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Spectral skies: Towards a novel model to describe temporal variability and spatial distribution of spectral daylight characteristics

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