Taiwanese Students’ Remarkable Creativity- the 2020 International Design Competition Award Ceremony and Achievements Conference
On December 10, the award ceremony and achievements conference of the 2020 ‘Award Incentive Program for Encouraging University/College Students to Participate in International Art and Design Contests’ of the Ministry of Education (MOE) will be held in the International Conference Hall of the National Central Library. This year, 141 works have passed the review; among these works, 2 works won the Gold Prize, 6 works won Silver Prize, 10 works won Bronze Prize, and 123 works won Merit and Selected. The participating students performed brilliantly and received high international recognition!
In this program, the prizes are divided into 7 categories for the award incentives:
- General Design,
- Product Design,
- Visual Communication Design,
- Digital Animation,
- Craft Design,
- Architecture and Landscape Design,
- Fashion Design,
Works in the 7 categories have been submitted to 64 different international competitions. Since 2006, a total of 54 schools have participated, and 1,217 winning works have received awards.
The Gold Prize winners in 2020 are as follows:
- Product Design: HanDo designed by Zheng, Feng-Jia, Peng, Kai-Jung, Li, Hsuan-Yen, and Kok, Wei-Ming from the Department of Creative Product Design of the Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Through the modular and adjustable design of kits based on study, sports entertainment and lifestyle, HanDo can relieve the financial distress arising from the frequent replacement of an entire prosthesis, and assist the daily life and needs of learning in the schools of children who have had amputations, so that they can grow up healthily and happily. In addition, this work has also won the Gold Prize in the ‘2020 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)’.
- Visual Communication Design: Taiwan Traditional Weaving, designed by Huang, Wei-Yu from the Department of Visual Communication Design of Asia University. This work was designed for Taiwan’s traditional hand-weaving workshops in the Cultural Heritage Park, Ministry of Culture, utilizing the cross structure of ‘warp thread’ and ‘weft thread’ of textile works to demonstrate the three-dimensional visual effect of textile works, which is understandable for people. In addition, this work has also won the Gold Prize in the ‘2020 New York Art Directors Club Annual Awards (ADC)’
The Silver Prize winners in 2020 are as follows:
- Product Design: DISCOLORED MASK designed by Chung, Chieh-An, Zhang, Zi-Shan, and Lung, Chang-Yu from the Department of Industrial Design of the Ming Chi University of Technology; T³ Monster - a set of hand training teaching aids designed by Wang, Ying-Chieh, Chao, Wen-Hsuan, Liu, Han-Chin, Tseng, Yu-Ling; Visual Land designed by Hsieh, Yang-Chen, Chu, Yi-Jie, Wang, Jia-Hong, Wu, Pei-Yi, both of these teams are from the Department of Creative Product Design of the Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
- Architecture and Landscape Design: Cyclone Catcher designed by Yeh, Chih-Ting, and Ma, Lang-Wen from the Department of Architecture of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
- Fashion Design: The anonymous HEROS designed by Tseng, Yan-Wei, and Soul guardian designed by Chang, Yi-Wei, these two students are both from the Department of Fashion Design of Shih Chien University.
The complete list of winners can be found on the 2020 International Design Competition official website (https://www.moe-idc.org/). Their works will be exhibited from 10:00- 12:00 on December 10, 2020 in the International Conference Hall on the 3rd floor of the National Central Library (No. 20, Zhongshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan). In addition, many outstanding design rising stars will show up for this event to share and exchange their opinions with the public. Everyone is warmly welcomed.