Kingston has announced the winners for its mask design competition in partnership with face mask manufacturer CSD. With the theme “There’s Strength in Memory,” Kingston chose 10 finalists from thousands of submissions for the competition’s two categories – the 3-Colors category and the Unlimited Colors category, the winners of which were chosen by public votes.
The 3-Colors category was won by Nguyen Dang Binh from Vietnam, Malaysia’s Yman.S won the Unlimited Colors category. Each will each receive USD 5,000 in prize money as well as a trophy and 50 pieces of their respective self-designed face masks as a souvenir.
Kingston also chose three entries to receive Special Awards, who will each take home USD 1,000 and 200 face masks with their design. The three Special Awardees are Aljohn M. Matias (Philippines), Lilo Jong (Malaysia) and Teo Sze Ting (Malaysia).
Here are the profiles of each of two winners:
- 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.
- 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.
Kingston also published a design showcasing each of the competition’s finalists:
Kingston x CSD Memory Box Unboxing
Kingston sent us a kit that included samples of the masks from all 10 finalists for us to check out.
The kit comes in a white cardboard box with a drawer-style compartment.
Inside the compartment is a set of cards with the full design and profile of each of the finalists.
Each of the masks are individually packaged in plastic with Kingston and CSD’s branding along with the theme of the competition “There’s Strength in Memory” printed on it.
The quality of the masks are pretty decent and the designs are printed on them really well, allowing you fully appreciate each of the designs.
While Kingston has announced that masks with the awardees’ designs will be mass produced, it isn’t clear if the designs of the other finalists will also be included. You can check out all the winners and special awardees on the official competition website.