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Sunrise over Yushan / Liao Chi-Chun

Call for Submissions to the E.SUN Awards.International Category Included for the First Time.

Taiwan, 1st March, 2022-Located in Asia, Taiwan has hundreds of mountains that reach more than 3,000 meters above sea level. With its unique topography, the island is also home to a diversity of precious natural resources. Among its many mountains, Yushan or Mt. Jade Main Peak, at an elevation of 3,952 meters, is the highest. As such, it has become a spiritual symbol of Taiwan.


Inspired by this spirit of Mt. Jade, E.SUN Bank was established in 1992 with the mission of becoming the best bank in Taiwan. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, it has 139 domestic branches and 28 business locations in nine countries and regions.


In celebration of E.SUN Bank’s 30th anniversary and to showcase its love for Taiwan, the bank has established the E.SUN Awards to support art creations. This year, in addition to offering NT$1 million to the first prize winner, an international category has been included. We look forward to seeing the depictions of the natural, cultural, and artistic beauty of Mt. Jade by domestic and international artists, as we actively support artistic and creative talent.


The themes of the E.SUN Awards are the ecological landscapes and the historical and cultural characteristics of Yushan National Park. Oil, acrylic, and Eastern gouache paintings will be accepted. The submission period is from now until August 31, 2022 at 23:59 Taipei time. Participating Categories include General Public, Student, and International. Taiwan nationals may submit entries in the General Public and Student categories. Non-Taiwan nationals, whether based outside of Taiwan or living or studying in Taiwan, may submit entries in the International category.


In the International category, one first prize winner, one to three special prize winners, and one to five merit award winners will be chosen. These winners will receive prize, certificate, and special publication featuring the award-winning works. The total prize for the international category is US$130,000. The winning works in each category will be included in a traveling exhibition around Taiwan and the organizer will cover the shipping costs of works to Taiwan. For more information, please go online to:https://www.esunbank.com.tw/event/drawesun/esunbank_en.html


E.SUN Awards were previously held in 2012 and 2017 with enthusiastic support from artists and people from all walks of life and more than 2,800 works submitted. In addition to local artist participation, well-known and established artists were invited to exhibit their works. Through their brush strokes, artists depict the diverse landscapes and rich sentiments of Mt. Jade and through the exhibition of outstanding paintings, the public enjoys the authenticity, goodness, and beauty of art.

E.SUN Bank Celebrates its 25th Anniversary by Holding the E.SUN Awards Oil Painting Competition
Thursday, April 13, 2017

E.SUN Celebrates its 25th Anniversary! E.SUN Bank is holding the “E.SUN Awards” oil painting competition. With a deep love for our homeland, we hope to showcase the natural, humanistic, and artistic beauty of Yushan through the eloquent brushstrokes of artists, conveying the spirit of love and passion for our home, Taiwan.

The theme of the competition is the “natural sceneries” or “cultural features” of the Yushan National Park depicted through oil paintings. Members of the general public or students (enrolled in high school or above), regardless of nationality or age, who love painting are invited to register on the event website, or visit an E.SUN Bank branch to request the Event Guidelines. Submissions will be received from now until July 31, 2017, with the postmark date serving as proof. Each participant can enter one artwork: an oil painting of size No. 30 or below.

For the “General Public Category” and “Student Category” of the E.SUN Awards, we will select one first prize, three special selection, and five to ten outstanding winners. They will receive the prize money (including tax), a certificate, and an album with copies of their winning artworks. The first prize goes up to NT$500,000 (including tax).

E.SUN Bank Celebrates its 25th Anniversary by Holding the E.SUN Awards Oil Painting Competition
Friday, April 14, 2017

E.SUN Bank is celebrating its 25th anniversary and will be holding the “E.SUN Awards” oil painting competition. With a deep love for our homeland, we hope to showcase the natural, humanistic, and artistic beauty of Yushan through the eloquent brushstrokes of artists, conveying the spirit of love and passion for our home, Taiwan.

The theme of the competition is the “natural sceneries” or “cultural features” of the Yushan National Park depicted through oil paintings. Members of the general public or students (enrolled in high school or above) around the world, regardless of nationality or age, who love painting are invited to register on the event website, or visit an E.SUN Bank branch to request the Event Guidelines. Submissions will be received from now until July 31, with the postmark date serving as proof.

Each participant can enter one artwork: an oil painting of size No. 30 or below. For the “General Public Category” and “Student Category” of the E.SUN Awards, we will select one first prize, three special selection, and five to ten outstanding winners. They will receive the prize money (including tax), a certificate, and an album with copies of their winning artworks. The first prize goes up to NT$500,000 (including tax).

E.SUN Bank held the first “E.SUN Awards” oil painting competition in 2012, which received enthusiastic responses and positive feedback from all sectors. Almost a thousand entries were received. Under artists’ brushstrokes, Yushan has been depicted to show different beautiful sceneries and a wealth of emotions. The award-winning works were also exhibited throughout Northern, Central and Southern Taiwan, allowing people from all over Taiwan to enjoy the beautiful paintings, and to experience the truth, goodness, and beauty brought by art. Yushan is the tallest and most beautiful mountain in Taiwan. It has nurtured the breathtaking island of Formosa. By organizing the “E.SUN Awards,” E.SUN Bank hopes to pass on the beautiful spirit of Taiwan through art.

The Event Guidelines and registration form are now available on the E.SUN Bank event website at: www.esunbank.com.tw/event/drawesun/esunbank_en.html, or please visit any E.SUN Bank branch.

News source: Commercial Times

E.SUN 25 Holds E.SUN Awards Ceremony and Nationwide Touring Exhibition
Monday, October 30, 2017

E.SUN 25 held the E.SUN Awards ceremony at the E.Sun headquarter building this afternoon (30th) to announce the first prize, special selection, and outstanding award winners. A total of 1,862 unique works were submitted, including 1,453 works in the General Public Category and 409 works in the Student Category. The scale of the competition is unprecedented in Taiwan’s art world, and has received an enthusiastic response from artists. The artworks fully demonstrate the creativity and vitality of the artists and their love for Taiwan.

After a quarter of a century since its establishment, E.SUN is celebrating its 25th anniversary. With a deep love for our homeland and to show our ongoing care for art and humanities, E.SUN Bank will be holding the “E.SUN Awards” again this year. In his speech, Joseph N.C.Huang, President of E.SUN FHC and E.SUN Bank said that thanks to the enthusiastic response of artists and students from around the world, the participants not only came from Taiwan, but also from China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, the United States, Denmark, and Russia. These artists have presented Yushan in rich and diverse ways. After a careful selection process by the panel of judges, which consisted of nine art experts and academics, one first prize, three special selection, and ten outstanding prizes were selected in the General Public Category and Student Category, respectively. Congratulations to the winning artists who stood out from the fierce competition, and our sincerest thanks to the other participants for their hard work.

In the General Public Category, the first prize went to Chu Huei-Fen for the artwork “Spring in Yushan.” During the cold season of Yushan, the blossoming flowers are particularly beautiful, while the trees at the top of the mountains form a distinctively pleasing silhouette, and the elegant shape of the Main Peak forms the most moving scenery. In the Student Category, the first prize went to Tsai Wei-Chieh for the artwork “To the One Who Dreams”. The careful composition and brushstrokes seem to incorporate the real world into the painting, and pay tribute to director Chi Po-Lin, linking the aesthetics of Yushan and the land of Taiwan with the passion for creation.

The convener of the jury, Professor Liao Jen-I of the Taipei National University of the Arts, emphasized that culture is a symbol of excellence in modern society, and that modern society must have political quality, economic quality, and most importantly, cultural quality. Since its establishment, E.SUN Bank has actively taken on the monumental task of cultural cultivation, and has been a supporter of visual and performing arts. This includes organizing the “E.SUN Awards,” which have elevated Yushan from the glory of nature to the glory of culture.

Today, the E.SUN 25 E.SUN Awards nationwide touring exhibition will also take off. It will launch at the E.Sun headquarter building, and will then be exhibited at E.SUN Bank’s northern, central and southern branches and the Kaohsiung Cultural Center. The award-winning artworks will share the beauty of Yushan and its cultural features with customers and the public. These outstanding artists have interpreted Yushan from a variety of viewpoints, fully demonstrating their passion for creation and detailed and rich connotations.

The “E.SUN Awards” are held to encourage artists to continue fostering their creative energy through competitions, awards, and exhibitions, in the hopes of interpreting truth, goodness, and beauty through oil paintings. In addition, we hope to bring together their artistic energy to transmit the Taiwanese spirit of “Pure as Jade, Sturdy as Mountain,” and make the world a better place.