Calling all artists! Organizers of Spring Scream, the annual Kenting music festival to be held April 1 through April 5, is holding a contest to decide this year's poster design. Winners -- yes, there will be more than one -- will split NT$100,000 in prize money.
\nAnnounced earlier this week were the winners of a contest for best logo, which, if you decide to try your hand at designing a poster, will be a necessary part of your creation.
\nA girl in the US with the handle "Joanne" won NT$5,000 for her ink drawing of the guitar-pickin' chicken pictured below. There were also three additional winners of a second logo that incorporates a double-S. Those winners will each receive NT$3,333 of the NT$10,000 award. All the designs can be seen at http://www.springscream.com/logofinal.htm.
\n"We're looking for maybe 10 posters in all, said Spring Scream's co-founder and organizer, Wade Davis. "Each of the winners will split the prize money." Davis said that all the posters will be put on display in a gallery erected at the Liufu Ranch (
PHOTO COURTESY OF SPRING SCREAM
COVID-19 has been racking the world, and there’s hardly a person alive who doesn’t want to see 2020 in the rear view mirror. Taiwan of course has proven to be an island of safety during this epidemic. In appreciation of that as well as giving 2020 an early send off, Brandon Thompson, Adoga, and Taipei Next have prepared a fitting music fest, “Forget 2020” or in the vernacular, “F#ck 2020.” It’s a late-night-early-morning festival where you’ll hear some 30 vocalists and musicians performing many of your favorite songs from the past two decades. Expect hits from the rise of Bruno, Slim,
On the day I rode a 125cc two-wheeler to 2,312m above sea level, the northwestern corner of Taitung County wasn’t merely beautiful. It was “renounce all worldly possessions and walk out on your family, if that means you can stay” sublime. At first light in Chihshang (池上), I rode through jacket-dampening fog. Outside the town, I escaped the morning mists, and zipped inland on an empty road. In the space of just under 6km, Provincial Highway 20A (20甲) exits Chihshang, passes farms, crosses the Sinwulu River (新武呂溪), and merges into Provincial Highway 20. The latter road is also known as the South
A row over a Thai woman who held up a placard alleging sexual abuse in schools has put a spotlight on harassment in the education system even as she draws threats of legal action for misrepresentation and attacks for soiling Thailand’s image. The issue is the latest on which discussion has become more vocal as an anti-government protest movement seeking reform of the monarchy also emboldens people in a society where conservatism has often constrained criticism of the powerful. “I hope my case will raise awareness for people in society, for students in schools, for adults who send children to schools, for
In terms of the amount of electricity that can be generated from the solar irradiation falling on each square meter of land or water, Taiwan’s southwest is one the most promising regions in East Asia. Despite setting ambitious renewable-energy goals, the government isn’t willing to compel factory bosses and real-estate developers to install photovoltaic (PV) arrays on every suitable roof. Efforts to unlock the country’s solar-power potential have therefore focused on putting panels on schools and other public buildings, while offering incentives to property owners. South of Taichung, PV systems atop chicken coops, pigpens and warehouses are now a common