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Call for Submissions to the E.SUN Awards

Call for Submissions to the E.SUN Awards
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:

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.