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2020 Young Designers’ Exhibition Changed to Online Exhibition!

Due to the influence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the “39th Young Designers’ Exhibition (YODEX) 2020,” which was originally scheduled to be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2 from May 22, 2020 to May 25, 2020, will now take place as an online exhibition.
YODEX is the world’s largest exchange platform for design talents and creative exhibitions. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Education jointly serve as advisors. The Industrial Development Bureau serves as the organizer and the Taiwan Design Research Institute serves as the executive organizer. YODEX was established in 1982 and is now in its 39th year. It is an important stage for Taiwan’s design students to showcase the results of their education, as well as a platform for companies to discover outstanding design talents and promote exchanges between industry and academia.

This year, 4,159 design works from 138 departments at 64 schools have shown at YODEX online exhibition. YODEX is one of the most prominent joint design exhibitions by students of different design departments, showcasing works of diverse fields including product design, craft design, visual communication design, packaging design, spatial and architecture design, fashion design, digital multimedia design, social design, circular design, and integration design.

The “Young Pin Design Award” is held in conjunction with YODEX every year. Winning this award is a boon for students seeking to get employment or further their studies. To continue encouraging students to create, this year’s registration and selection processes were also changed to an online format. If shortlisted entries are physical objects, students will be able to send the works for the judges to review. They will not be required to attend in person to offer commentary. For award winners, the organizer will send certificates or prize money via their schools, and no awards ceremony will be held. Welcome to visit winning projects of the year at online exhibition.

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