Congratulations to the Winners of the Singapore Creator Awards 2019.
The winners are selected based on the combined results from a panel of judges (80%) and public voting (20%).
Stamp Design: Nursery Rhymes Stamp Issue
Andy Koh Boon Peng
Andy Koh Boon Peng
Environmental Graphics & Wayfinding Designer
Using bright and vibrant colours with quirky illustrations, these carefully selected nursery rhymes stamps feature well-loved nursery rhymes popular among the young children in Singapore. This collection holds a compilation of nursery rhymes from our multi-racial background, and it can be used to educate our young Singaporeans on the values of each race. At the end of the day, we have a set of beautifully designed stamps that also speak of inter-racial harmony.
Come! Makan Makan!
Lee Xin Li
Celebrating a rich cultural convergence in the tiny red dot, this work is a snapshot of the dishes you can find in Singapore today. The dishes come from a variety of sources – restaurants older than the republic; new generations of eateries; nostalgic Singapore snacks; increasingly popular food court items that do not originate from Singapore; uncommon ethic dishes; and dishes we share with our neighbouring countries. Some of the references came from food blogs such as Camemberu, Miss Tam Chiak, johorkaki, keropokman and ieatishootipost as well as heritage blogs as well archives of historical records.
How do we tell our Singapore Story?
Choo Jia Hui
User Interface Designer
The Deaf community in Singapore recognises the Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) as the native sign language. Comprising locally developed signs, the SgSL is unique to Singapore and forms an integral part of the Singaporean identity. Designed with minimalistic hand-drawn graphics, the everyday tote bag embodies the local signs of Singapore’s prominent landmarks. It is not difficult to figure out how these signs were derived, yet, one questions why it is then difficult for Singaporeans to notice and understand the SgSL in the everyday life. Our Singapore Story will never be fully told, if it is only expressed with a voice.
Merlion Foodie Tote Bag
Wong Gin Ming
Year 3 Art Student, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
This design is inspired by our local food culture, which has played a huge role in shaping Singapore’s national identity. Food diversity connects us and increases our cultural awareness, helping us understand each other better in a multicultural society. The representation of our national icon – the Merlion – paired with the convenient use of a tote bag (especially whenever one decides to go out for a meal), seeks to serve as a reminder of how our local cuisine is not only a sense of national pride, but it has also become such a large component of who we are.
igloohome Smart Padlock
Smart Lock Producer
The igloohome Smart Padlock is a versatile, remotely managed security solution that provides users with convenient access control to their properties and assets. Users can manage access via the igloohome app by creating create PIN codes or Bluetooth keys, from anywhere in the world. It does not need to be connected to the Internet, making it suitable for properties with weak/no Wi-Fi. Its applications range from securing personal properties to cell towers or utility facilities. Security features include keypad security lockout, auto relocking, masking security code, secured battery cover and emergency jumpstart using a DC9V battery.
Creative Director & Co-founder, Scene Shang
The ‘XUAN’ Table is quintessentially Singaporean in the design – paying homage to culture and tradition. Using geometric diagrams and rotational curves, the square table was divided into triangles first, inspired by an avant-garde 1960s-style, three-sided mahjong table, chanced upon at the Goh Loo Club. The table can be transformed from a slim console, to a triangular table, to a square one. It is crafted out of specially selected Rengas wood for the surface and paired with FSC certified beech wood. Tucked into its centre are hidden compartments that house a set of rosewood mahjong tiles.
Outline Rattan Stool
David Jonathan Ui
Design Student, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Dynamically light and versatile stool, the Outline Rattan Stool is designed for Singapore’s compact living culture. Hence, it was created using minimum structure to achieve a balance between lightness, function and aesthetic. The portable, space-saving stool is versatile enough to be used as ottoman. Furthermore, the natural weaving work is perfect for the humid tropics. Outline carries the spirit of Singapore in a current market saturated with Western-influenced designs. With its minimal and honest look, this rattan stool repackages nostalgia with a contemporary look to appeal to the younger generation.
Project 肇 (ZHAO)
Benjamin Koh Zhi Hong
Benjamin Koh Zhi Hong
This modular garment design concept is birthed from the hate of cheap fast fashion and the desire for sustainable fashion and living. The design enables one to replace worn parts or exchange new parts to maintain the novelty of having a ‘new’ piece of clothing. One can expand the wardrobe indefinitely with permutations of different parts, coming together creatively into a piece of unique clothing. Thus, you can keep fashion sustainable, and still have new clothes. The Chinese character 肇 aspires to create a fresh perception of how we can use fashion to make a difference to our environment.
Mai Yu Yan, Benjamin Lee
Mai Yu Yan (21), Benjamin Lee (24)
Design Students, Lasalle College of the Arts
Paying homage to the endangered Pangolin, an animal native to Singapore, Pulse offers a new take on how an animal barrier operates. It uses both visual and audio cues to ward animals away, eliminating the need for a physical barrier. With the help of motion sensors, a high frequency is emitted when an animal is detected. The spine and scale arch up to detect the threat of an unknown predator. Pulse protects endangered species without disrupting the environment.
Eugene Lee Joon Kiat
Student, Art, Design and Media (Product Design), Nanyang Technological University
SPROUT is a wall-mounted rain barrel designed to make collecting rainwater easier within residential premises. SPROUT aims to foster wiser water usage by minimizing the use of clean water for non-potable use. The ‘free’ water can be used for non-potable purposes such as sanitation and irrigation. In response to water scarcity, let us sprout the seeds of re-thinking our relationship with water!
Tommy Cheong, Lim Jing Jie, Kevin Yeo
Tommy Cheong (25), Lim Jing Jie (23), Kevin Yeo (25)
Industrial Design Year 3 Students, National University of Singapore
Reinventing reusable aluminium straws with four innovations, CHEW is designed to keep sipping effortless and enjoyable. Firstly, the straw can be quickly spun dry after a quick rinse through a twirling motion. Secondly, the tip of the straw is made of food-grade silicone so you may chew on it without worry. Designed to be portable, breaking CHEW into two allows you to slip it into any pocket, while CHEW’s friendly recycled plastic case allows for easy assembly. Finally, CHEW’s case includes a small tip for you to cut a slit in the cover of your drink cup.
My Father’s Radio | The Beat Goes On
Teo Soon Guan
Product Design Lecturer, Institute of Technical Education
Nostalgia abounds when you can re-fashion heirlooms and everyday items our forefathers had used into something new, useful and beautiful. The message is about ‘timeless quality and responsible usage’. Each person’s effort to repurpose is a step towards ‘micro-sustainability’. My late father’s repurposed radio makes a good bonding and conversation piece. It encapsulates the frugality of a time when needs were simpler and where nothing is ever wasted. The ‘sentiments & value’ of our forefathers live on if we prolong the lifespan and use these objects responsibly, meaningfully. It’s a Singapore Story of thrift and endeavour.
DBS ‘RECYCLE MORE, WASTE LESS’ AWARD
Emily Chan, Chan Xiao Lin
Emily Chan (20), Chan Xiao Lin (20)
Communication Design Students, Temasek Polytechnic
The two young creators used a very local approach to show Singaporeans that ugly food can be nutritious. On the average, every Singaporean wastes 140kg of food per year. 80% refuse to buy ugly produce while 65% would purchase it at a lower price. This inspired them to create an affordable online meal kit subscription service that includes ugly produce from farmers and supermarkets and pre-portioned ingredients, complete with wholesome recipes. It helps Singaporeans to eat well and stay healthy while addressing the food waste issue in a practical way.
Kampung Spirit App
Sim Zong Yan
The Kampung Spirit App is a surplus food-sharing app for residents of the same community. It aims to help Singaporeans manage surplus food by reducing or preventing wastage and make a positive impact together. The phrase ‘Kampung Spirit’ denotes the spirit of unity and volunteerism, and working together for a common good. With the app, users can upload pictures of surplus food and share as well as track the source of surplus food around their neighbourhood. All these will be translated into the potential amount they can save and the possible number of lives they can impact.
HIGHEST PARTICIPATION AWARD
VOTE & WIN CONTEST
The 10 below winners will receive $100 shopping vouchers each. They will be notified on prize collection details via email.
- Nathalie Huang
- Vanpy Low
- Serene Kwek
- Cheng Daojing
- Ng Jing Zhi
- Rosalind Foo
- Lim Yeou Huah
- Gao Ming Neo
- Wu Nah
- Sharmaine Ong