The awards ceremony for the 2013 Taiwan Craft Competition & Taiwan Good Craft Exhibition was held in Taipei on Nov. 16, and the award-winning craft works will be exhibited in Taipei and Kaohsiung throughout the latter half of the year.
This year, the organizers received 466 submissions to the annual contest, but only 86 of the entries were accepted. Six medal winners and one special award winner were then selected from the categories of “traditional crafts” and “innovative designs.”
The award-winning artworks will be on display at the exhibition held in Taipei from Nov. 16 to Dec. 3, and then at the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi in Tainan from Dec. 27 to Jan. 19, 2014.
In addition, about 150 pieces of “Taiwan Good Craft” quality craft products that are certified by Taiwan’s C-Mark stamp of approval for the year 2013, as well as six tinted artworks created by Chen Wan-neng, the recipient of the 2012 National Crafts Achievement Award, will be jointly on display at the traveling exhibition.
The Taiwan Craft Competition is a platform for showcasing the ingenuity of local craftsmen, a channel for facilitating the accumulation of energy and exchange of experiences in Taiwan’s crafts industry, and a mechanism for driving the industry to continuously upgrade Taiwan’s daily aesthetics.
The winners of the 2013 Taiwan Crafts Competition
- The Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Special Prize: Liang Chun-chieh
- The First Prize in Traditional Craft Category: Chen Ping-ting
- The Second Prize in Traditional Craft Category: Lin Chen-nao
- The Third Prize in Traditional Craft Category: Hsu Cheng-yuan
- The First Prize in Innovative Design Category: Wu Ching-chih
- The Second Prize in Innovative Design Category: Chu Li-li
- The Third Prize in Innovative Design Category: Yi Yu-an
Read more about the competition and its exhibition series here.