E.SUN Awards open for submissions, introducing an international category with a US$130,000 prize in celebration of the Bank’s 30th anniversary.
Taiwan’s E.SUN Bank celebrates its 30th anniversary with an art competition in honour of the nation’s natural beauty, the E.SUN Awards. The first place winner will receive NT$1 million as a prize and to commemorate the bank’s anniversary, a new international category as been added with a total prize of US$130,000. Contestants from around the world are invited to create an artistic interpretation of a signature of Taiwan’s landscape, and its highest peak at an elevation of 3,952m, Yushan (Mt. Jade Main Peak).
E.SUN Bank looks forward to submissions that depict the natural, cultural, and artistic beauty of Mt. Jade, a spiritual symbol in Taiwan. Submissions for the competition can be made from now until August 31st, 2022 at 23:59 Taipei time.
The E.SUN Awards encourage submissions inspired by the theme of ecological landscapes along with the historical and cultural characteristics of Yushan National Park. Oil, acrylic, and Eastern gouache paintings will be accepted. Participants can submit to categories which include General Public, Student, and International. Taiwan nationals may submit entries in the General Public and Student categories. Non-Taiwan nationals, whether based outside of Taiwan or living or studying in Taiwan, may submit entries in the International category. For International applicants, one first prize winner, one to three special prize winners, and one to five merit award winners will be selected.
Award winners’ works from each category will be showcased in a traveling exhibition around Taiwan.
Successfully holding two previous E.SUN Awards in 2012 and 2017, the Bank is looking forward to expanding their competition internationally, inviting local and global, established and emerging artists, to submit their works to demonstrate their artistic appreciation for Taiwan’s unique and beautiful topography.
For artists looking for more opportunities to showcase their works, the Taoyuan International Art Award will also be opening for submissions from April 4th to 22nd, 2022. The biennial competition has gained recognition on a global scale, is also open for international submissions, and this year has increased its total prize from NT$860,000 to NT$1.45 million, of which NT$600,000 will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner.
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