CHINA PRODUCTIVITY CENTER ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2005 TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL POSTER DESIGN AWARD

29 November 2005
Thumbnail: Grand Prize Winner, 'Underkarl', by Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland). Above: Icograda Excellence Award, 'Earthquake Prevention Exhibition', by Imboden Melchoir (Switzerland).
Taipei (Taiwan) - The China Productivity Center, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2005 Taiwan International Poster Design Award. More than 1 200 pieces were submitted from 35 different countries. The international judging panel made 17 awards and selected an additional 84 finalists from 1 246 submissions.

Grand Prize Winner
Niklaus Troxler of Switzerland, received a cash prize of USD $10 000 for 'Underkarl'.

Icograda Excellence Award
Imboden Melchior, also of Switzerland, received the Icograda Excellence Award and a cash prize of USD $5 000 for the poster series, 'Earthquake Prevention Exhibition'.

Other medallists include:

Gold Medal-Special theme (USD $3 000)
Title of Work: Taiwan Image-Pingshi
Ming Lung Yu (Taiwan)

Silver Medal-Special theme (USD $2 000)
Title of Work: Nanjing Impress of City
Qing Zhao (China)

Bronze Medal-Special theme (USD $1 000)
Title of Work: Suzhou Image
Zhiwei Bai (China)

Gold Medal-Open Category (USD $3 000)
Title of Work: Earth Day 365
Mitsuo Watanabe (Japan)

Silver Medal-Open Category (USD $2 000)
Title of Work: Chinese Festivities Typography
Zhengda Chen (China)

Bronze Medal-Open Category (USD $1 000)
Title of Work: Chinese Character
Chun Liang Leo Lin (Taiwan)

A full listing of winners is available to download (pdf).

The judging panel included Robert L. Peters (Canada, FGDC, Past President of Icograda), Ken Cato (Australia, Cato Purnell Partners, AGI Member),Theodora Mantzaris (Britain, Design Director, ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games), Kari Piippo (Finland, AGI Member), Shigeo Fukuda (Japan, President of JAGDA, AGI Member), Reza Abedini (Iran, Reza Abedini Studio, AGI Member), Lin Pan-sung (Taiwan, Professor of Fine Art, National Taiwan Normal University, 2001~2003 Icograda Treasurer), Taddy Ho (Taiwan, CEO&ECD/BBDO Taiwan Advertising Limited), and David Wang iTaiwan, Design Consultant of Wang & Design Associates).



For further information please contact:
www.cdip.org.tw/competition/award-e.asp

The 2005 Taiwan International Poster Design Award was endorsed by Icograda.