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    UiTM Art & Design Student Bags Merit Award at Asia Student Packaging Design Competition in Japan

    Mira Hanisah binti Hamdan, a student from the Department of Printing Technology, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia has been awarded a Merit Award for her Pomade Pop Up Packaging (Hair Product for Men) and Rotational Product (Mentega) by Asia Students Packaging Design Competition (ASPaC).

    The artwork was selected to be exhibited at the exhibition in Tokyo in December 2019 and Osaka in January 2020 and published in the ASPaC 2019 catalog.

    The Asia Student Packaging Competition (ASPaC) is aimed at fostering talented young designers to better prepare them for careers in the global design industry of the future.

    The Japan Foundation has been organizing the Asia Students Packaging Design Competition (ASPaC) project since 2010, co-organized by ASPaC Association, to cultivate talented young designers in Asian countries and regions, including Japan.

    The aim is also to enhance international cultural exchange among them so that they will be active globally in the future. In this competition, 10 countries were involved namely Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Philiphines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, China and Malaysia.

    In this project, they won merit for an international packaging design competition intended for students living in Asian countries and regions, where students compete by country or region creating packaging on one same theme. Finalists of each division will have a chance to go to Japan, where their work is judged by professional designers and experts from Asian countries to select the “Best design in Asia.”

    This project strengthens global interactions among talented students and helps build robust relationships with governmental agencies, educational institutions, companies, and professional designers in Asia for a greater future. The competition has seen many of the award-winning students become professional packaging designers with international experience.

    Almost 80 participants from IPTA & IPTS competed in Malaysia and were judged by the Malaysian Design Council (MRM) before they were shortlisted as potential product exhibited in Japan. The student, however, needs to finalize the packaging design and 3D mock-up design before the artwork was sent to Japan.

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