2022 Taiwan International Student Design Competition Announces the Winner List
Organized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and being the largest-scale global design contest for international students, the 2022 Taiwan International Student Design Competition will hold its award ceremony at Eslite Performance Hall in Songshan Cultural and Creative Park on November 29th. In this year’s rendition, the students of R.O.C (Taiwan) performed brilliantly, winning a total of 43 prizes, including the grand prix and the gold prizes of all three categories of “Product Design”, “Visual Design” and “Digital Animation”. Such excellent results have stood out at the international level, demonstrating the abundant energy for creativity and design of our students.
Marking the 15th anniversary this year, the 2022 Taiwan International Student Design Competition has been widely recognized by the global design community as being both prestigious and credible, while also serving as the best example of the MOE’s success in promoting design education. The theme of this year’s competition, “One World”, resonates with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and emphasizes the core spirit of the world being one family seeking global sustainability. Students were expected to have the courage to face and reflect on issues related to sustainability, incorporate the concepts of the SDGs into their works, and fulfill their responsibilities as global citizens.
This year, a total of 16,749 participating entries came from 867 school departments of 66 countries/regions. The composition of the jury panel was highly international. During the preliminary selection, 587 works were shortlisted by 112 professionals from 31 countries around the world; as for the final selection, the jury panel with 28 nationalities chose 77 works as the winners. The low finalist rate of 3.6% and the even lower winning rate of 0.4% highlight the invaluable content of the winning entries.
The following are the prizes won by the 77 entries that stood out: 1 grand prix of the year, 1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronzes, and 12 honorable mentions for each category (financed by the MOE); 22 International Design Association special prizes (jointly sponsored by iSee Taiwan Foundation and Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation); 3 Environmental Sustainability Award prizes (established by TPCA Environment Foundation).
The coveted grand prix was won by “Outlaw,” an animation created by Hao-Yang Peng, Yu-Ching Ling, Chia-Shan Liu, Yung-Hua Lu and Yu-Hua Yang from the National Taiwan University of Arts. Telling a story about a pregnant woman hiding a secret and evading the police, this work demonstrated an engaging narrative and drawing styles with complimentary emotions and rhythm. Highly praised by the jurors as a mature piece of work with outstanding quality, this animation won the grand prix along with $400,000 NTD.
The gold prize of the Product Design category went to “NGTF,” created by Shih-Hsuan Chiu from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. This was a friendly force-feeder kit that included internal and external nasogastric tubes, a feeding rack, nutrients in foil packages and a liquid aspirator. The kit is easy to carry and can thus reduce the inconvenience for patients eating out. The jurors unanimously acclaimed the excellent completeness of the product’s appearance, functions, details and branding, which addressed the current pain of the feeding process for patients and found a more dignified way of care.
The gold prize of the Visual Design category went to “WILD VEGETABLES’,” created by Shu-Qi Yang, Ling-Ci Zhang, Tsai-Tzu Hsiao, Pin- Xuan Lin and Yu-Pei Chang from Chaoyang University of Technology. This work aimed to promote the indigenous vegetables in R.O.C. (Taiwan) by designing “planting packages” with handmade seeded paper and paper-folded pots and by presenting, with both text and images, seven harsh environments of climate change and the characteristics of 21 indigenous vegetables. The jury panel praised its meticulous layout and clear classification, which made this work refreshingly creative in terms of both visual and packaging design.
The gold prize of the Digital Animation category went to “Ant Hotel,” created by Yu-Hsuan Teng, Jia-Jia Chang, Yu-Chien Chen, Ci-Syuan Chen and Ming-Hsuan Lin from the National Taiwan University of Arts. Using the ants in a hotel as the symbol of human desire, this animation peeks at the story of each hotel occupant regarding human nature. The jury panel pointed out that this work boldly coped with a dark topic, as the suspense in its story plot came with a strong aftertaste, and hence the decision of awarding the gold prize to this team.
The winner list of this year’s edition has been released on the official website of the 2022 Taiwan International Student Design Competition (www.tisdc.org), and the award ceremony and the exhibition of the winning works will take place on November 29th at Eslite Performance Hall in Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (Address: B1, No. 88, Yanchang Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City). After being held in Taipei, the exhibition will move to the National Library of Public Information in Taichung (Address: No. 100, Wuquan South Road, South District, Taichung City) between December 6th and 15th, 2022. Everyone is welcome to visit.