Pallas Athene and Ilmari Tapiovaara awards
The School of Art and Design founded two new awards in 2001, named after Pallas Athene and Ilmari Tapiovaara. At the discretion of the School, the awards can be awarded bi-annually at the School's annual gala.
Pallas Athene Award
The School of Art and Design awards the Pallas Athene Award every two years in acknowledgement of major work that has been undertaken to promote aesthetic values.
2009: Marjo Räsänen
2007: Aimo Katajamäki
2005: Krister Ahlström
2003: Kuvataideopettajaliitto ry (Finnish Association of Art Teachers)
2001: Ornamo (Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo)
llmari Tapiovaara Award
The award is granted every two years in acknowledgement of particularly valuable creative work that has been undertaken to benefit people's local environments and industrial product development culture.
2009: Jouko Järvisalo
2007: Brian Keaney
2005: Ben af Schultén
2003: Vuokko Nurmesniemi
2001: Yrjö Wiherheimo