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Canson Art School Awards

Virginie Henriot, a third-year student of webdesign, has been selected for her work: the Front Building Prize by the Canson Art School Awards. If she wins the contest, her creation will be exposed for weeks on a facade of the Rue de Rivoli in Paris.

Virginia Henriot’s entry into the Canson Art School Awards

Canson Art School Awards recognizes projects completed by art students. One of the prizes, the Front Building Prize, invites students to decorate the front of the 59 rue de Rivoli with one of their creations. It will cover the front of the building from 17 February to 10 April 2016.

Virginie Henriot took part in this competition and chose to associate six well- known French important people but also six international symbols of the French culture.

While Jean-Paul Gauthier embodies fashion and Jean Reno art, Paul Bocuse represents the kitchen, Philippe Starck innovation and Daft Punk culture. Then, she chose Marianne’s face to symbolize the city of Paris.


A competition recognized in the field of art

The Canson Art School Awards was created in 2011, driven, as its name suggests, by the famous French paper and stationery company.

This contest is open to students of art schools of France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium but also French-speaking European country. The company wants to encourage art and creativity, two values ​​that are close to the company since its foundation ... half a millennium ago!

Every year, winners are selected by a jury of professionals. The winners gain an excellent visibility through the exhibition of their work on the Parisian cultural scene.