Guidelines

Rules

Sunrise over Yushan / Liao Chi-Chun

Purpose of the event

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.

Organizer

E.SUN FHC, E.SUN Bank, E.SUN Culture and Education Foundation

Competition theme

Convey the beauty of Yushan by using the environmental landscape and cultural/humanistic characteristics of Yushan National Park as the main creative theme.

Competition eligibility

  • General Public: People of any age with the R.O.C. nationality.
  • Students: Students who are enrolled in high school or above with the R.O.C. Nationality (excluding in-service master's program).
  • Foreigners: People of any age with other nationalities (non-nationals).

(one person per entry, double entries will not be accepted)

Entry Requirements

  • Number of entries: One piece of artwork per person. It must be created and signed by the applicant.
  • Size: No. 30 (91x72.5cm) or below.
  • Material: Oil, acrylic, or gouache paint.
  • If any of the following circumstances applies to an entry, the organizer may disqualify the entry; in addition, the prize money and certificate will be withdrawn:
    1. The artwork is plagiarized, copied, or counterfeited.
    2. The artwork is in violation of the Copyright Act or other relevant laws and regulations.
    3. The artwork has been publicly published, e.g., participation in open calls for entries or exhibitions and competitions.
    4. Any other violation of the provisions of the Guidelines.

Judging criteria

The organizer will invite renowned academics and professionals in the field of art to form a jury for the preliminary selection and final judging of the entries.

  • Preliminary selection: For online applications, please backup and keep the information of the preliminary selection. Please fill in the application form and upload the photos and related information of the entry on the “E.SUN 30 E.SUN Awards” website before the deadline. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.
    1. Website: https://www.esunbank.com.tw/event/drawesun/esunbank.html
    2. Image file format: JPG file/PNG file
    3. Image file size: Below 10MB (8-10MB preferred)
  • Final judging: It will be done based on the original artwork submitted at the preliminary selection.
    1. General Public and Student Categories - Entry submission for final judging:
      The entry submitted for the preliminary selection and final judging must be the same artwork. Please submit the original artwork in person or by mail to the organizer before 17:30 PM on October 14, 2022 (Friday). To protect the artwork, please frame and package it in a thick cardboard box, and attach an optical disc containing the images of the artwork with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. A receipt will be issued by the organizer upon receiving the delivery to facilitate subsequent arrangements for the return of the artwork. The organizer shall not be liable for compensation should there be any damages to the artwork during its transportation.
    2. Foreigner Category - Entry submission for final judging:
      The entry submitted for the preliminary selection and final judging must be the same artwork. The organizer will notify the finalists by email once the final judging is completed and specify the details for receiving the artwork in the Notes section. The judging will be conducted virtually.
    3. Returning the artwork: The works of those in the General Public or Student categories that were not selected in the final judging will be shipped back by the organizer or may be picked up in person within 3 weeks after the results are announced.
    4. Announcement of winners: The finalists will be announced on October 31, 2022 (Mon) on the homepage of the E.SUN Bank website. The organizer will notify the winners individually.
    5. Awards ceremony: The organizer will send out invitations to the awards ceremony (date to be confirmed).

Event schedule

Work item Time (based on Taipei time) Location
Entry submission for preliminary selection August 31, 2022 (Wed) 23:59 PM Online submission
Announcement of preliminary selection Announced by mid-September 2022 E.SUN Bank website homepage
Submission of original works for final judging October 3, 2022 (Mon) to October 14, 2022 (Fri) E.SUN Bank (Head Office)
Announcement of finalists October 31, 2022 (Mon) E.SUN Bank website homepage
Awards ceremony November 2022, invitation to be sent out separately E.SUN Bank
Exhibition November to December 2022 E.SUN Bank
Return of non-selected works Within 3 weeks after the announcement of the finalists E.SUN Bank (Head Office)
  1. Submission of works for final judging: Office hours of E.SUN are Monday to Friday 08:30 AM-17:30 PM. Submissions will not be accepted on Saturdays and Sundays
  2. This table is based on the local time in Taipei, Taiwan. The relevant dates and venues are tentative. The organizer may make changes according to the actual needs. These changes will be announced on the website.

Awards

The award recipients will be awarded the prize money, a certificate, and copies of the award-winning artwork.

    General Public Category:
  • First Prize(1 winner):
    Prize money of NT$ 1 million
  • Special Selection(1-3 winners):
    Prize money of NT$ 500,000
  • Outstanding(1-5 winners):
    Prize money of NT$ 200,000
    Student Category:
  • First Prize(1 winner):
    Prize money of NT$ 300,000
  • Special Selection(1-3 winners):
    Prize money of NT$ 200,000
  • Outstanding(1-5 winners):
    Prize money of NT$ 100,000
    Foreigner Category:
  • First Prize(1 winner):
    Prize money of US$ 36,000
  • Special Selection(1-3 winners):
    Prize money of US$ 18,000
  • Outstanding(1-5 winners):
    Prize money of US$ 7,200
  1. The prize money for the General Public and Student categories include income tax. In accordance with the Income Tax Act of the R.O.C., prize money shall be subject to 10% income tax and 2.11% for the 2nd Generation NHI premium will be withheld in accordance with the relevant income tax laws. The organizer shall issue a withholding tax statement, and the prize money shall be included in the winner’s comprehensive income tax declaration of the current year.
  2. The prize money for the Foreigner Category includes tax and is subject to the relevant tax laws of the Republic of China (20% overseas tax rate). The prize money for the Foreigner Category will be remitted to the winner’s account in US dollars, and the exchange rate will depend on the date of remittance. Please provide your bank account details.

Notes

  • Entries shall comply with the rules and regulations of the Guidelines. If there is any dispute or if the organizer suffers losses as a result, the entrant shall be held fully responsible.
  • All rights and property rights of the winning entries in all winning categories belong to E.SUN Bank.
  • Insurance coverage for finalists in the General Public and Student categories: The relevant insurance liability shall be subject to the clauses contained in the insurance policy.
    1. Period of insurance: From the date of the entry submission for final judging until the return of the artwork.
    2. Maximum coverage: NT$50,000 per finalist entry.
  • Anyone who submits an entry is deemed to have complied with the provisions of the Guidelines. For other matters not covered, please refer to the latest announcements on the E.SUN Bank website at www.esunbank.com.tw.
  • The organizer will appoint an artwork shipping company to pick up the winning works in the Foreigner category, as well as cover the costs of transportation, insurance, and importation into Taiwan.

Other

  • The results will be announced on the homepage of the E.SUN Bank website. The organizer will notify the finalists individually.
  • The interpretation of the relevant text in the Guidelines is subject to the organizer’s discretion.
  • For any matter that is not covered in the Guidelines, it may be amended and announced as needed.