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Young designers shine at Singapore Creative Awards 2018

Singapore, 30 May 2018 --- Results of the inaugural Singapore Creative Awards were announced at a prize-giving ceremony at Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza today (30 May). The Awards was held in conjunction with this year’s Singapore Book Fair, which will end on 31 May. 

Students from National University of Singapore, LaSalle College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Temasek Junior College and Nanyang Girls’ High School, as well as designers from local design agencies, were some of the finalists vying for the top honour in the competition.

With the theme “Celebrating Diversity”, the competition was co-organised by Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Chinese Media Group and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Singapore Branch (ICBC Singapore) Group, and supported by National Design Council, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).

Ten finalists were picked from 100 entries in both the Lifestyle Product and Graphic Design categories. 

In the Lifestyle Product Design category, LaSalle students Andreas Latif and Xavier Hea were awarded the Gold and Bronze award respectively, while NUS School of Design student Kevin Chiam Yong Sheng bagged the Silver Award.

Two design firms uFurious and When I Was Four were awarded Gold and Silver Award respectively in the Graphic Design Category.

In addition, LaSalle was also given the “Most Active School” Award with a cash prize of $1000. The judges also presented a Special Mention Award to “Exchanged Forms”, an entry by Design Incubation Centre of NUS and Kyoto Design Lab in the Lifestyle Product Design category.

The winners were selected based on the combined results from a panel of judges (80%) and public voting (20%).  More than 2000 people took part in the public voting contest.
Through the voting contest, Ang Ku Kueh Girl and her friends' "Whimsical Wonderland" and "Giving Is Love Bell" created by Yang Shu Hui came up top in both the Graphic Design and Lifestyle Product Design Category.  

The winners of the public voting contest were Henri Tan and Stephanie. They would each receive an OSIM uDiva Star Massage Sofa.

The panel of judges for the 2018 Singapore Creative Awards includeDesign Singapore Council Deputy Executive Director Emily Ong, Director of the Registry of Patents, Designs and Plant Varieties IPOS Alfred Yip, SUTD Interim Head of Pillar, Engineering Product Development Prof. Ricky Ang, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Senior Lecturer Winnie Tan, as well as The Press Room Founder and Creative Director Kelley Cheng, Co-Founder and Creative Director of forest&whale Wendy Chua.

Works by all the finalists were showcased at the Singapore Book Fair from 25 – 31 May 2018.

Photo of the winning entries can be downloaded at

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