Date: March 24, 2016
The winners of the Show Taiwan in One Second competition organized by
ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs were recognized at a ceremony March 23 in Taipei City.
Featuring 920 clips up to 10 seconds in duration, the two month competition concluding Feb. 29 attracted submissions from everyday people on the most interesting aspects of their lives. A total of 20 clips by 15 recipients were selected as finalists.
Manfred P. T. Peng, director-general of the MOFA’s Department of International Information Services, praised the diversity of the submissions and said when viewed together, they tell the story of Taiwan. “This vivid imagery is special in that it is shaped by the people and serves as an truthful snapshot of life on our island.”
According to Peng, this form of engagement with society strengthens Taiwan’s soft power and enables it to stand out on the international stage.
All of the submissions were reviewed by a three-member judging panel. One of the participants was Kurt Lu, a creative talent who garnered headlines earlier this year as the brains behind ROC President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s Internet and TV election campaign advertisements. [FULL STORY]