Kingston and CSD unite artists with the power of memories and announce the winners of the APAC Mask Design Competition

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  • Nguyen Dang Binh from Vietnam won the Best of the Best Award in the 3-Colors group and Yman.S from Malaysia won in the Unlimited Colors
  • Aljohn M. Matias, Teo Sze Ting and Lilo Jong take home the Special Awards
  • Since November 2020, the campaign has reached and touched the hearts of over 39 million people, with over 20,000 votes collected across all APAC regions as art lovers voted for their favorite design

February 9, 2021, Taipei: Unleashing the power of memories yet again, Kingston Technology, a world leader of memory products and technology solutions, today announced the winners of the Kingston x CSD APAC Mask Design Competition. Kingston partnered with CSD, a leading brand of face masks, to unite art enthusiasts of APAC regions with the theme “There’s Strength in Memory.” Since the kick-off of the competition in November 2020, the campaign has reached and touched the hearts of 39 million people. The video featuring the immaculate designs of the top 10 finalists has accumulated over 625,000 views. Receiving the love and admiration from voters, Nguyen Dang Binh from Vietnam won the Best of the Best Award in the 3-Colors group, and Yman.S from Malaysia won in the Unlimited Colors group. Selected by the judges, the Special Award was given to Aljohn M. Matias (Philippines), Lilo Jong (Malaysia) and Teo Sze Ting (Malaysia).

Commenting on the exciting results, Kevin Wu, Kingston’s sales/marketing and business development Vice President of APAC region, said, “We at Kingston have always strived to help our customers preserve and share their memories. We are grateful for all of the submissions and for our creative partnership with CSD, which has enabled us to bring these most personal captivating life experiences to life.” Jonathan Chang, COO of CSD, then added, “Over the years, CSD has revolutionized face masks, making them an imperative part of health while adding character and personality into them. The exemplary designs from everyone who entered as well as the finalists truly echo the theme, ‘There’s Strength in Memory.’ It is our honor to see that these unique stories are turned into wearable memories, hopefully spreading positivity to everyone during these challenging times.”

The initiative gave wings to imagination and encouraged the artists to bring their profound as well as life-altering memories onto face masks. The Best of the Best Award winners will be receiving USD $5,000 prize money each, as well as a trophy and self-designed face masks. The Special Award winners will be receiving USD $1,000 prize money each and face masks with their designs will also be mass produced.

Selected as the “Best of the Best” from the 3-Colors group, Nguyen Dang Binh is a banker in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Voters were attracted by the joyous atmosphere in his design Doodling Paper as Nguyen Dang Binh illustrates his happy college memories through interesting faces, and reminds art lovers to follow their passion.

Selected as the “Best of the Best” from the Unlimited Colors group, Yman.S is a Senior Packaging Designer from Malaysia. His bubbly design Monster Nation incites positivity among voters as he turns the scary monsters dreaded in our childhood memories, which also represent the day-to-day hardship we face, into cute little monsters.

Perfect Imperfection by Bachelor of Fine Arts student Aljohn M. Matias in the Philippines was selected for the Special Award. He uses a minimalistic design to comment on the collective experience of meeting diverse groups of people and how these differences make us who we are, perfectly imperfect.

Love Memories Forever by multimedia Designer Lilo Jong receives the Special Award as well. She depicts the deep-rooted emotion of missing her family by using storage devices from different time periods to represent her family members. She wishes reunite with her beloved family members, together, just like in her artwork.

Strength in Memory by Teo Sze Ting, a freelance illustrator from Malaysia, was also selected for the Special Award. Through her powerful typography design with hidden messages, such as “The year we fought together…”, “2020, a year to remember”, in the barcodes, she reflects on the memories of 2020 and encourages people to find strength and motivation from memories.

For more details please refer to: http://kings.tn/MaskDesignWinners

Kingston can be found on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KingstonAPAC
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/KingstonAPAC

Kingston – Guarding Your Memories, Kingston is With You

Kingston has consistently safeguarded people’s precious memories for 33 years with the highest quality standards. By preserving people’s memories, we have become the driving force for progressive development. Resonating our long-term values, we believe that only with “memory” growth, there can be breakthroughs in “memory” technology. Only with excellent “memory” , you can become the world’s best, and as an indispensable part of your memories – ‘Kingston is With You’.

From big data, to laptops and PCs, to IoT-based devices like smart and wearable technology, to design-in and contract manufacturing, Kingston helps deliver the solutions used to live, work and play. The world’s largest PC makers and cloud-hosting companies depend on Kingston for their manufacturing needs, and our passion fuels the technology the world uses every day. We strive beyond our products to see the bigger picture, to meet the needs of our customers and offer solutions that make a difference. To learn more about how Kingston Is With You, visit Kingston.com.

CSD – Health in Style

Founded in 1947, CSD, as the leader in Taiwan for health protection supplies, we have supplied reliable and quality medical suppliers to doctors and hospitals internationally, and have become a significant player in the process. With profound changes in homecare needs over the last few decades, brought about by the likes of SARS, COVID-19, etc. CSD took their expertise and applied it to their vision for the consumer homecare market.  Since 2015, CSD has created a series of fashion medical face masks, which not only deliver high levels of safety and performance, but also combines health and style to an everyday homecare product. In addition, CSD has collaborated with multiple international boutique brands, as well as special events and concerts. For decades to come, from hospitals to the street, CSD will continue to redefine standards and set new trends – ‘Health in Style’.

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