Nov 24, 2017 Culture Comments Off on Young design contest winners to be honored in Taipei
Winners of the 2017 Taiwan International Student Design Competition will be honored Nov. 27 in Taipei City, the Ministry of Education's Youth Development Administration said.
According to YDA, organizer of the competition since 2008, TISDC is one of the largest and most influential design contests in the world. The 2017 edition, themed Opportunity, attracted a total of 18,932 submissions from 910 universities in 71 countries and territories, with awards going to 69 designs.
Students from South Korea's Kookmin University won the grand prix with their design for an emergency mask dispenser, and will take home a prize of NT$400,000 (US$13,350). The device is designed to dispense wet disposable masks in case of a fire.
In the product design category, Kevin Chiam Yong Sheng from National University of Singapore won first place with his design for kitchenware geared toward the visually impaired, and Huang Sheng-syuan and Wu Cheng-yu from Asia University in central Taiwan's Taichung City claimed the top visual design prize with their depictions of tourism attractions in Lugang Township of neighboring Changhua County.
A team of students from New Taipei City's National Taiwan University of Arts placed first in the digital animation category with a short film on the topic of modern love. The top honor for brand specific design went to Lee Chen-yi from Taipei's Shih Chien University for her take on the traditional Taiwan tea set.
The panel of judges comprised internationally renowned designers from 16 countries and territories including Australia, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.S. The Japanese designer behind the 2020 Tokyo Olympics emblem, Asao Tokolo, was among the judges at this year's competition.
According to YDA, discussions, workshops and exhibitions of previous TISDC-winning designs were held in the run-up to the awards to enhance the international competitiveness of Taiwan design students as well as expand their world vision. The events included seminars held in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung cities in October, during which organizers invited world-renowned designers to give speeches, as well as a design talk in Vietnam in April.
Source: Taiwan Today
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