2014 DESIGNING TAIWAN: Taiwanese American Heritage Week Contest

Calling all artists, designers, photographers and anyone creative who loves Taiwan!

Family, friends, language, beef noodle soup, shaved ice, bubble tea, Taipei 101, night markets, Taroko Gorge—what does being “Taiwanese American” mean to you?

For Taiwanese American Heritage Week this May 2014, FAPA [Formosan Association for Public Affairs] and TaiwaneseAmerican.org are proud to present DESIGNING TAIWAN, a competition that translates creative talent into a celebration of the rich and diverse culture that we all love.

WHAT: Design a poster that celebrates Taiwanese American heritage or community and/or expresses love and pride in being Taiwanese American. Any combination of visuals, infographics and text can be used, and the interpretation can be as broad or as personal as you desire. Submissions will be judged blindly by a panel of representatives from different Taiwanese American organizations and based on 1) Quality of design 2) Reference to Taiwanese American themes 3) Ability of Design and Theme to provoke Engagement or Discussion.

WIN: The winner will receive a $1,000 Grand Prize, and one finalist will be awarded a $500 prize. A separate Youth Category prize of $100 will also awarded to one contestant under 13 years of age. The Grand Prize design will be made into a poster to be distributed and displayed in both physical and digital formats across the country during Taiwanese American Heritage Week in May 2014. The winning design(s) will also be displayed on TaiwaneseAmerican.org, along with feature profiles of the winners.

WHO: United States citizens or residents, including international students or working professionals.

HOW: Fill out the Contest Entry Form and email the design submission to contest@fapa.org with “Designing Taiwan” in the subject title.* Design submission must be 8.5in wide x 11in high. No entry will be accepted without completed entry form. Images should be 300 dpi and CMYK color mode. One entry per individual. Entrants under 13 years of age must have a parent submit the entry on his/her behalf.

WHEN: Submissions must be received by April 15, 2014. Winners will be announced by April 25th.

QUESTIONS: Contact ypgcoordinator@fapa.org

Good luck!

*Submitting any work to FAPA gives FAPA and TaiwaneseAmerican.org irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, edit, display and all rights under all applicable copyright laws. Submitting any work to FAPA also confirms that you represent and warrant that the submission does not infringe on the copyright, privacy or other rights of another party.

7 Responses to “2014 DESIGNING TAIWAN: Taiwanese American Heritage Week Contest”

  1. what if im just taiwanese whos currently living in the states, can i participate too?

  2. Albert (YPG Coordinator)

    Yes, you can participate! The contest is also open to non-US citizens currently residing in the states whether for school, work, or other reason.

  3. I am wondering if we can use stock images for the poster contest?

  4. Albert (YPG Coordinator)

    Stock images are permissible as long as their use either in the entry, or in any possible future use of the entry, does not infringe on the stock image seller/provider’s rights or restrictions.

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