On December 28, 2019, the awarding ceremony of the first “Rhino Award” design competition was held at Jiageng College of Xiamen University. 31 design works won from nearly 3,000 entries, and won first, second and third prizes, outstanding prizes and Internet Popularity Award.
The “Rhino Award” design competition is guided by the China Industrial Design Association, the Xiamen Area Management Committee of the China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the Higher Education Department of the Fujian Provincial Education Department, Jiageng College of Xiamen University, and Danxi Film (Xiamen) Culture Media Co., Ltd. Co-sponsored. The first competition was hosted by the Information and Interaction Design Committee (IIDC) of China Industrial Design Association, and was implemented by Jiageng College of Xiamen University-Danxi Yinghua Cultural Industry Innovation Center. Originally created (Xiamen) Cultural Industry Co., Ltd. provided platform support. The first competition took college students as the main participants. It aims to build an innovative platform for talents, communication and cooperation for design majors from universities around the world, enhance the global perspective of younger generation of designers, and incubate excellent design works with new era characteristics. Designing for economic benefits is a milestone for the society to discover and cultivate innovative design talents.
Since the start of the competition, nearly 3,000 works have been received, and nearly 3,000 contestants from 362 universities at home and abroad have participated. Participating institutions include 10 overseas colleges including 8 major academies in China, 62 double top-ranking universities, Politecnico di Milano, National University of Singapore, University of Washington, USA, Musashino Art University, and University of Sheffield.
In this “Rhino Award” design competition, the competition judging team consists of 9 academic experts including Lu Xiaobo, Dean of the School of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University, Song Xiewei, Dean of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the School of Humanities and Communication of Jiageng College, Xiamen University Chang Su Xinchun and other 2 cultural experts, as well as 6 corporate experts, the judges considered the entries from the four dimensions of professionalism, innovation, value, and culture. After preliminary and re-evaluation, 31 works won. During the competition judging period, more than 20,000 designers and related persons participated in the selection and voting of the works, and received more than one million votes and exposures.
After multiple selections, Li Peixuan of Inner Mongolia Normal University’s “Imprint in the Wall-Mural of the Tomb of Lingerhan”, Liu Minmin of South China University of Technology’s “Carp from Quanzhou Mansion” and “Cuju Cat” of Cai Liqun from Fujian University of Engineering stood out and won First prize; three works designed by Hong Jiaqi of Yunnan University for Nationalities, Zhao Yuhan, Li Xiaojing, Huang Huanxuan of Nanjing University of Technology, and Zhu Xinyi of Inner Mongolia Normal University were awarded second prizes; five were “Natural and Blue” by Liu Yumeng of Beijing Institute of Graphic Arts The works won the third prize; another 19 works were rated as excellent awards, and 1 work was awarded the Internet popularity award. 30 institutions including Inner Mongolia Normal University’s International School of Design and Art won the Outstanding Organization Award.
The inauguration ceremony of the second “Rhino Awards” design competition also kicked off with the end of the award ceremony. Mr. Hong Yongqiang, Deputy Dean of Jiageng College of Xiamen University, Mr. Zhong Wenjun, CEO of Original Products, and Professor Hu Jie, Executive Dean of School of Design, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Professor Su Xinchun, Dean of the School of Humanities and Communication, Jiageng College of Xiamen University, Professor Lan Yuqi, Associate Dean of the School of Product Design, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Professor Gui Yuhui, Dean of the School of Art and Media, China University of Geosciences, Dean of the School of Design, Beijing Forestry University Prof. Zhang Jixiao, Professor Lin Bo, Executive Director of the Art and Design Department of Jiageng College of Xiamen University, and other eight guests lit up the launchpad, implying that the second “Rhino Awards” design competition will also be prosperous and excavate more outstanding works. , To contribute more to “Chinese Design”! “Rhino Award” looks forward to more partners to participate in the design event!