GO Award goes to interactive game about circular economy

31 Jan 2022 14:43 | Communication

Students Stan Waal, Evelien Koenraadt and Kyra Galis won the jury prize of the GO Game Changers Awards on Wednesday 26 January for their Donut Game. They developed this interactive game to introduce high school students to the circular economy and Kate Raworth's donut model.

The audience award went to Aimée van den Heuvel, Romy Rooderkerk, Veerle van Velzen, Simone Hettinga and Esmée Braakman for their project InControl. Boosting social sustainability, this project works to boost the availability of information concerning the contraceptive pill among girls.


The awards ceremony was hybrid, partially held online and in-person, organised FLOOR and Campus Creators. The winners of the jury prize received a sustainable trophy (crafted from old tennis rackets and a field hockey stick) made by the student entrepreneurs behind Maak-On, a company that transforms waste from sports equipment into new products. The jury consisted of Jopie Nooren (Chair of the AUAS Executive Board), Ineke Bussemaker (Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics) and Richard van der Veen (Creative Business lecturer and founder of HvA Pride).

Team InControl

Audience Award

InControl was the clear crowd favourite, winning the most votes in the audience award category. InControl aims to inform girls about the mental and physical effects of using the contraceptive pill. The students won a voucher of 500 euros for The School of Life and a unique trophy from Maak-On.

GO Game Changers Awards

Every semester, GO HvA presents the GO Game Changers Award to the best initiative in the field of social, ecological and/or economic sustainability. This could be a graduation assignment, a project or an internship. Feasibility, originality and innovation are all considered when judging submissions.

More information about the winners and is available (in Dutch) on the Go HvA website.