Contest for fostering next-generation artists and designers held for the first time this year
Joined by high school students around the nation... Noh Hye-ri (Busan High School of Arts, senior) wins ‘grand prize’
‘President’s award and cash prize’ given to award winners
<2020 YU Design and Arts Contest Awards>
This contest that the YU College of Design and Arts hosted was held for the first time this year as a national contest for high school students (including graduates and those who passed GED tests) to foster next-generation artists and designers that will lead the future society, while also discovering talented individuals in the design and art sectors.
This contest was held on basic design and situation expression in the design sector and ink painting (human body, still object), watercolor (human body, still object), drawing (human body, still object), and portfolio (photo, video) in the arts sector. 1,740 students applied for this contest, which was originally scheduled for mid-August, from around the nation, but due to COVID-19, it was changed to an untact method on August 29, and so 592 students from around the nation participated and competed.
In this year’s contest, Noh Hye-ri (Busan High School of Arts, senior) who submitted her works in the arts (watercolor) won the grand prize, second place went to three students such as Song Shin-young (graduated from Seongseo High School, Basic Design), Choir Ye-rin (graduated from Daegu Suseong High School, Basic Design), and Lee Joo-mi (Angang Girls’ High School, senior, Ink Painting), while third place went to six students such as Koo Hyun-jeong (Suseong High School, senior, Basic Design), Ha Eun-jin (Changnyeong Girls’ High School, senior, Basic Design), Lee Yeon-jeong (Gyeongmyeong Girls’ High School, graduated, Situation Expression), Byun Chae-young (Seoul High School of Arts, graduated, watercolor), Jung Yoo-bin (Incheon High School of Arts, graduated, watercolor), and Cho Yoo-gyeong (Daegu Girls’ Commercial High School, senior, Portfolio). The YU President’s Award and cash prize were given to all of the winners.
YU College of Design and Arts Dean Ahn Jin-ho, who hosted this contest said, “Participating in a nation-wide contest served as a great opportunity for students majoring in design and art to unfold their artistic talents, while also comparing their abilities with others,” while adding, “Submitting works to various contests to gain practical skills and using benefits such as scholarships offered by contests will be very helpful in enrolling in universities and making career choices.”