Encourage international creative design exchange, develop creative design talents, express the international image of Taiwan attaching great importance to creative design, and establish the international design status of Taiwan.


Open Hearted
To be open is to have a heart that’s inclusive and accepting.
To be open is to have an attitude that is equal and reciprocal.
Open Concept
To be open is a beautiful thing that is shared prosperity.
Open Perspectives
To be open hearted is to be all-inclusive.
Open Boundaries
To be open-minded is to have a worldly perspective.
Open System
To have an open perspective is to look to the future.
When you clench your fist, you will discover that there is nothing in your hand! When you are willing to open your hand, you will be able to feel the gentle breeze, the warm sunshine, the soft snowflakes or the occasional falling leave that gets blown and rests on top of your hand.


Students who currently enroll at senior high schools or above (Based on the internet registration deadline, and the participant must be born after May 29, 1986, and be younger than 30 years of age. For females who have given birth before year of 30 may have 2 years extension per birth.).

*Fresh graduates (graduate in June 2016) and new students (enroll school in September, 2016) are also eligible.

Participating Works
The creative design of the competition theme "OPEN" must be expressed in the participating pieces.
Product Design, Visual Design, Digital Animation, and Brand Specified
  • Online Registration and Online Work Submission: June 1, 2016 to July 25, 2016, 24:00 (Taipei GMT+08:00)
  • Preliminary Selection: mid-September, 2016
  • Finalists Announcement: mid-September, 2016
  • Deadline for Final Selection Submission:
    Finalists will be asked to submit printouts and work discs for the Final Selection. Related information and the deadline will be noticed in the finalist announcement.
  • Final Selection: mid-October, 2016
  • Award Ceremony and Exhibition: late-November, 2016
Registration Fee
Evaluation Criteria

The design works will be judged on their creativity, interpretation of the theme, expression of concept, and aesthetic approach. Domestic and international experts in different fields will be invited to form the preliminary and final selection committee to process the evaluation.

A.Product Design Category
Creativity: 50%; Thematic: 30%; Design Presentation: 20%

B.Visual Design Category
Creativity: 50%; Thematic: 30%; Composition and Aesthetics: 20%

C.Digital Animation Category
Creativity: 50%; Aesthetics: 30%; Thematic: 20%

D.Brand Specified Category
Creativity: 50%; Manufacturing Feasibility: 50%

Product Design, Visual Design, and Digital Animation Category

Grand Prix Prize (1 winner):
NT$400,000 (approx. US$13,000), an awarding cup and a certificate
Gold Prize (1 winner for each category):
NT$250,000 (approx. US$8,000), an awarding cup and a certificate
Silver Prize (1 winner for each category):
NT$150,000 (approx. US$5,000), an awarding cup and a certificate
Bronze Prize (3 winners for each category):
NT$60,000 (approx. US$2,000), an awarding cup and a certificate
Honorable Mention Prize (several winners for each category):
NT$10,000 (approx. US$300), and a certificat
International Design Association Special Prize (several winners):
NT$100,000 (approx. US$3,000), an awarding cup and a certificate

Brand Specified Category:

iSee Taiwan Foundation Innovative Design Awards- New Tableware Era –
Taiwan Cuisine Cutlery Design
First Prize (5 winners):
NT$100,000 (approx. US$3,300), an awarding cup and a certificate
Excellence Prize (5 winners):
NT$50,000 (approx. US$1,600), an awarding cup and a certificate
Honorable Mention Prize (several winners):
NT$10,000 (approx. US$330) and a certificate

*The prizes will be adjusted according to the quality and quantity of participating works.
* The awarding cup and the certificate will be conferred by the Minister of Education and the Award Ceremony will take place in December.
* The winners will be announced on our official website and other media in Taiwan and abroad, to allow suppliers to seek for design cooperation opportunities.

2015 Taiwan International Student Design Competition Executive
Department of Visual Communication Design, Asia University
Address: No.500, Liufeng Rd., Wufeng Dist., Taichung City 41354, Taiwan
Tel:(+8864) 2331-0066 / Fax:(+8864) 2331-0099 / Email :tisdc.tw@gmail.com