Competition 2017/2018

Why school ? towards quality education for all

The 2017/2018 awards ceremony was held on Friday, 20 April 2018 at the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva. On this occasion, more than 800 students - aged 6 to 19 - and teachers from 7 cantons, partners and other guests gathered in the prestigious Assembly Hall to discover the 18 winners of the competition. More than 30 works of the contest will be exhibited until April 27, 2018 at the Palais des Nations in the Salle des Pas Perdus.

At 2 pm on Friday 20th April 2018 the Awards ceremony was held in the magnificent Assembly Hall of the historic Palais des Nations in Geneva. Opening speeches were by Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, by Claudine Dayer Fournet, Head of Sustainable Development at the Department of Public Education, Culture and Sport of the Canton of Geneva, and by Martine Brunschwig Graf, President of the Eduki Foundation. The ceremony was animated by Laure Bacchiocchi and Thibaud Mabut, students of the College de Saussure in Geneva, who brought dynamism and a touch of humor to the event. The screening of a video prepared by students from the Espace Entreprise and two musical performances by students from Renens (Vaud) and Winterthur (Zürich) all testified to the place the young people held during this year’s ceremony.

Models, comics, board games, t-shirts, awareness-raising videos, radio programs, projects for concrete actions: the 18 winning projects in three categories (artistic, media and concrete action) distinguished themselves by their originality, creativity and by the commitment of young people towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Martine Brunschwig Graf, President of the Eduki Foundation, pointed this out by addressing the students during the ceremony "Education is a precious asset. [...] Your work shows that you have thought about this and that you also understood that education should not be a privilege but a right guaranteed to all.

It should also be noted that this year, a special "Human Rights" prize was awarded by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, as part of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The project "Once upon a School" by the HPI Group of Lossy (Fribourg) was awarded for the idea of creating a collaborative board game.

The full list of winners is available below.

Before the ceremony, all the partners of the Eduki competition were invited to the inauguration and visit of the exhibition of the artwork done by the participants, which was held in the Salle des Pas Perdus. Following an introduction by Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the Information Service at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Sylvia Egli von Matt, Member of the Swiss Commission for UNESCO, H.E. Michael Gerber, Representative of the Swiss Federal Council for the 2030 Agenda, and Ivan Pictet, President of the Fondation pour Genève gave speeches. This convivial moment was also the occasion to taste delicacies prepared and served by apprentices of the Vocational Training Center - Hotel and Catering Service of Geneva.

In parallel, a dozen classes, who came to Geneva for the occasion, were able to visit the Palais des Nations, the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (MICR), the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and benefit from an international Geneva tour organized by the Greycells association.

The winning projects



Concrete Action

Primary - 1st prize

Notre école idéale
Ecole des Libellules – Genève (GE)

Primary - 1st prize

Radio ARC
L'ARC, une autre école – Thônex (GE)

Primary - 1st prize and "Human Rights" prize

Il était une fois l'école
Groupe HPI Lossy – Lossy (FR)

Primary - 2nd prize

L'école idéale
Ecole primaire de Vandoeuvres – Vandoeuvres (GE)

Primary - 2nd prize

4 Education
ITSmove-Winterthur – Winterthur (ZH)

Primary - 2nd prize

Le HPI, c'est quoi?
Groupe HPI – Fribourg (FR)

Secondary I - 1st prize

Mon école ici et là-bas...
Cycle d'orientation de Montbrillant – Genève (GE)

Secondary I - 1st prize

Scuola Media Stabio – Stabio (TI)

Secondary I - 1st prize

Education Coopérative Originale Libre Egalitaire
Cycle d'orientation de la Veveyse - Châtel-Saint-Denis (FR)

Secondary I - 2nd prize

Questions sur l'école en Suisse
Cycle d'orientation des Voirets - Lancy (GE)

Secondary I - 2nd prize

2018, en Suisse... L’école pour tous ?
Cycle d'orientation de Marly - Marly (FR)

Secondary I - 2nd prize

Apprendre à trier de manière interculturelle en se baladant par tous les temps. Pour une meilleure intégration des jeunes migrants.
Cycle d'orientation de Drize – Carouge (GE)

Secondary II - 1st prize

Le otto porte” Perché la scuola? Verso un’istruzione di qualità per tutti
Liceo cantonale di Locarno – Locarno (TI)

Secondary II - 1st prize

Deux femmes parmi tant d’autres
Gymnase de Renens – Renens (VD)

Secondary II - 1st prize

Se surpasser pour suivre les chemins de l'école.
Gymnase de Renens - Renens (VD)

Secondary II - 2nd prize

Création de t-shirts pour promouvoir l'accès à une éducation de qualité pour tous
Ecole de culture générale Henry-Dunant - Genève (GE)

Secondary II - 2nd prize

Chute libre
Centre de Formation Professionnelle Arts - Genève (GE)

Secondary II - 2nd prize

Sale in zucca! Growing messages in a Pumpkin garden…
Liceo cantonale di Lugano 1 - Lugano (TI)

"Human Rights" prize


Il était une fois l'école

Groupe HPI Lossy – Lossy (FR) - Primaire


The members of the jury this edition were:

  • Ms. Marie-Dominique de Preter, Head of Cultural Services at the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • Ms. Sirine Sahnoune, Student in the 1st year of Professional Maturity at the Nicolas Bouvier Business School
  • Ms. Sylvia Egli von Matt, Member of the Swiss Commission for UNESCO, Vice-President of the Federal Media Commission and the Council of the University of Lucerne
  • Mr Sebastian Justiniano, President of the Swiss-UN Association
  • Ms. Aziyadé Poltier-Mutal, Head of the Perception Change Project (PCP), Office of the Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Mr. Alejandro Bonilla Garcia, President of the Greycells association


See the press release (in French) 


Photos of the ceremony

 Concours 2017/2018 : Remise des Prix


Partners of the competition

Logo ONUG Logo Etat GE Logo Suisse Logo Unesco
Logo Gelbert FpG logo


Logo Greycells  

Partners of the prizes

Logo Ville de Genève Logo Anières Logo Plan les Ouates Logo ville de carouge
Logo Troinex Logo commune de Jussy Logo Delémont Logo Cologny
Logo Ville de Nyon


Logo Ville de Meyrin Logo Grand-Saconnex Logo MICR
Logo FNAC Logo COOP Logo Prestige Artists Logo Globus
Logo MySwitzerland


Logo Caran d'Ache Logo Magasin du Monde Logo ASL
Logo Tropical Corner Logo Rafting Loisir Logo GSHC Logo EF
Logo Meyrin Centre Logo Genève Plage


Logo Batie Logo Artquarium
Logo Orell Füssli Logo GCSP Logo Balexert Logo GEO
Logo Papiliorama Logo SIG Logo HCDH