In September, the World Bamboo Fair Damyang Korea 2015 Organizing Committee and the World Bamboo Organization launched ‘The World Bamboo Design Competition’, supported by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion, the Korea Forest Service, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The deadline for entries was November 30. The purpose of the contest was to attract explorations and innovations in bamboo product design, and to raise awareness of the upcoming World Bamboo Fair Damyang Korea 2015 and the 10th World Bamboo Congress. Overall, these events intend to stimulate initiatives in the industry of sustainably utilizing bamboo. The Contest focused on three categories: Household Goods, Transportation, and Architecture. There were 125 entries, and 45 entries scored sufficient points to be considered for prize awards. Winners were announced on December 31st. Congratulations to all who participated!
Grand Prize $10K : BNASH, by Anirudha Biswas and team Green Team, West Bengal – India
Excellence Prize $5K : Household Module, by Isabel Alves, Lisbon - Portugal
Encouragement Prize $2K : BamBoo Drying Rack, by Wai Hou Woo, Schiedam - The Netherlands
Grand Prize $10K : Tri-jogger, by Jaehyun <Jay> Kim, Gyeongsangbuk-do – Korea
Excellence Prize $5K : Batamaran (Bangoo), by Michael van der Bent, Rotterdam – The Netherlands
Encouragement Prize $2K : Bamboo Wheelchair, more chances, by Tran Hoang Anh and team Infinity, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam
Grand Prize $10K : THROUGH, by Hae Young Yang and team qmb, Seoul - Korea
Excellence Prize $5K : B-Tense, by Gustav Anandhita and team, Bandung – Indonesia
Encouragement Prize $2K : Casa Kawayan, Bamboo Research and Development Complex, by Christian Santos Salandanan, Manilla - Philippines
For more information about the contest, please see the website, www.wbdc2014.com/en and www.worldbamboo.net. The winning works will be displayed during the World Bamboo Fair, beginning 17 September until 31 October, 2015. See the website, http://www.damyangbamboo2015.kr/en/.