Taipei, TAIWAN — 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan announces five Best of Cultural & Creative Award winners. The five Best winners were awarded trophies at the ceremony in S Hotel Taipei on the evening of April 25, along with twenty-five other Cultural & Creative Award winners who each received a certificate. Jury member Chen Jun-Liang (CEO of FREEIMAGE DESIGN) expressed his excitement about this year’s shortlisted works, and his hope for the Taiwanese culture and creative industry’s success on the global stage. Chen feels that the overall performance of this year’s winning works is excellent. He is impressed by the designers’ use of materials and craft techniques, which reflect a desire to rediscover the unique cultural practices of Taiwan.

Ministry of Culture Deputy Minister Celest Hsiao-ching Ting Culture 5 Best of Cultural & Creative Award winners

The five Best of Cultural & Creative Award winners are:

TIPA tea set – Deluxe by HappinessKey Co. Ltd.
Tipa logo

Coffee Spoon by Dicas Metal Co., Ltd.
2. Coffee Spoon by Dicas Metal Co., Ltd.

Swirl Jade Ring by Playback Concept Limited
3. Swirl Jade Ring by Playback Concept Limited

Bye Bye, Friends by YuanChi
4. Bye Bye, Friends by YuanChi

get lost by Noir Noir SHIH
5. get lost by Noir Noir SHIH

This year’s jury members at both the preliminary and final selection stages include Becky Chen (Sr. Assistant Manager of eslite Spectrum Store Development), Chen Jun-Liang (CEO of Freeimage Design), Grace Wang (President of Que Sera Sera), Wendy Chang (CEO of Impact Licensing Marketing Management Consulting co.,Ltd.), and Mark Chang (Director of Phalanx Creative & Design Co., LTD). The international jury members at final selection are Nobukuni Tsuboi (CEO of 100percent Inc., Japan) and Sharon Ann Weisman (VP of Global Business Development at LIMA, USA). At preliminary selection, the Taiwanese jury members whittled down the 617 entries to a shortlist of just sixty, then the international jury members joined the final selection to choose the thirty winners.

All of the Cultural & Creative Award winners are participating in 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan. A total of 331 brands entered 617 products and images into this year’s award, which marks a 13% increase from the number entries in 2018. This year’s entrants come from Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Luxembourg, and other countries or regions.

2019 Creative Expo Taiwan opened on April 24, taking place at five venues with free entry to all events. Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-Lab), and TRW Railway Museum all open until May 5. Meanwhile, both Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, and Taipei Expo Park – Expo Dome close one week earlier on April 28. The festival is organized by the Ministry of Culture, advancing the objective of becoming Asia’s most thoughtful creative festival; to project Taiwan’s creative energy, deepen the world’s understanding of Taiwanese culture, and open new channels of communication through culture and creativity.

About Creative Expo Taiwan
Since 2010, the annual Creative Expo Taiwan has showcased the best of Taiwan’s culture and creativity. This year’s Creative Expo Taiwan marks the unveiling of a new cultural corridor in Taipei. The main events will take place at five locations along the corridor — Huashan 1914 Creative Park, C-Lab, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei Expo Park – Expo Dome, and TRW Railway Museum.

For updates on all the events, please refer to the latest announcements on the official Creative Expo Taiwan website and social media:

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