If you want to plan a trip to Taiwan this summer, maybe you’ll want to have some fun participating in a carving contest. Scroll down to see details and photos.
Here’s the information about the competition that was sent to me.
Fruit Carving Contest and International Art Exchange in New Taipei City is the most prestigious carving contest in Taiwan. There are lots of contestants from around the world to to display their masterly skills and win the prize.
- Free entry
- The Organizer will subsidize every contestant a material fee of NT$2000. (Approximately $61 in US dollars)
- Top Prize of Static Contest NT$50,000 (Approx $1540 US dollars)
- Top Prize of Dynamic Contest(General Public) NT$30,000 (Approx $925 US dollars)
- Top Prize of Dynamic Contest(Student) NT$25,000 (Approx $771 US dollars)
Note: Values of currencies fluctuate.The approximate amount in US dollars is at the time of writing this post on 5/6/2016. Value may change by the time of the contest.
Date of Competition: August 20th , 2016 (Saturday)
Venue of Competition: New Taipei City Sanchong District Stadium Complex
[No.2, Sec. 1, New Taipei Blvd., Sanchong Dist., New Taipei City 241, Taiwan (R.O.C.)]
Complete the application form (Competition Registration Brochure Download https://goo.gl/1Mz9rq) and send it to the Vocational Training Center, New Taipei City Government by mail or fax.
Address: East Side, 5F., No.7, Sec. 2, Xianmin Blvd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Activity Information Hotline: +88628969-2150 ext 2120(On-site registration is not accepted).
Here is a sampling of carvings from last year’s Carving Contest in New Taipei City
I”m not sure who the artists were and I cant’t tell you what carving won. But I can give you a link to see many many of the beautiful carvings and competition photos on Facebook.
Super skilled Italian carver Daniele Barresi participated in last year’s Taiwan carving competition.
Here’s a link where you can see more of Daniele’s photos of his beautiful and intricate carvings as well as a short video about the event.
Nita’s Note: In case you are wondering, I don’t plan to be there. But, if you participate, please send in your photos taken at the contest.