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Winners Announced for the 2023 Taiwan International Students Design Competition


Organized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the Republic of China (R.O.C., Taiwan), the world's largest international student design competition announced the winners of the “2023 Taiwan International Student Design Competition”. The R.O.C., Taiwan’s students’ creative energies have received a high degree of recognition in the international arena, with a total of 42 entries from R.O.C., Taiwan students winning many awards, including the Gold Award in “Visual Design”, “Digital Animation”, the “International Design Association Special Prize”, “Environmental Sustainability Award”, “Special Region Award” and “Chiayi City Special Prize”.
With the theme of “Compassion”, the 2023 Taiwan International Student Design Competition expects students from all over the world to observe and care more about the world and even the daily life around them, and by their designs to make the world a better place with a heartfelt and caring mindset. There were 18,367 entries from 1,161 institutions in 56 countries and regions around the world. There were 741 entries for finalists selected by 42 judges in the product design category, 42 judges in the visual design category, and 28 judges in the digital animation category, with a total of 112 professional judges from 23 countries around the world. In the final stage, 11 judges from each of the three categories of Product Design, Visual Design and Digital Animation, and 15 judges for Environmental Sustainability, from 28 countries around the world, selected 85 award-winning works for the “2023 Taiwan International Student Design Competition”. The finalist rate was only 4%, and the winning rate was only 0.46%, which is a very high level of difficulty, and demonstrates that the winning entries were both rare and valuable.
The awards of this competition included one Grand Prix which was financed by the MOE, as well as one Gold Prize, one Silver Prize, three Bronze Prizes, and 12 Honorable Mentions in each of the three categories of “Product Design”, “Visual Design”, and “Digital Animation”. There were 21 International Design Association Special Prizes co-sponsored by the iSee Taiwan Foundation and the Sayling Wen Cultural and Educational Foundation, as well as three Environmental Sustainability Awards and six Special Region Awards sponsored by the TPCA Environment Foundation, and one Chiayi City Special Prize and two Chiayi City Honorable Mentions in cooperation with the Chiayi City Government.
The Grand Prix winner was “Emergency Shield" by student Na Yu Jin of the University of Ulsan, Korea, who will receive a prize of 400,000 NT dollars. The Gold Prize winners in the three categories were “Ourhour”, a product design by student Yunho Kim of Kookmin University, Korea, “DASHAN HAWAN”, a visual design by students Guo Ziling, Mao Ziqi and Xu Yuru from China University of Technology, R.O.C., Taiwan, and “Set Sail,” a digital animation, by students Yen-Ling Chen, Ruo-Ti Lee, Yuting Huang, Wei-Ru Wang, and Ting-Xiu Chen, National Taiwan University of Arts, R.O.C., Taiwan. 
The MOE is scheduled to hold an award ceremony and exhibition of the winning entries on December 1st at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park Eslite Performance Hall. From December 5th to 14th, the exhibition will be moved to the National Library of Public Information in Taichung, and we welcome everyone to come and visit. The complete list of winners has been posted on the official website of the Taiwan International Student Design Competition (