Key Dates

14 September 2023 - Launch Deadline
21 December 2023 - Standard Deadline
28 March - Extended Deadline
29 March - Judging
3 April - Winners Announced


Project Overview

To enrich the cultural development of the northwest district in Tainan City, Taiwan, the cultural hub of XinYing was chosen. Hence, the inaugural XINYING SHIMMER FESTIVAL was organized, bringing together aspects of humanity, nature, and artistic experiences. This event aims to develop a unique local cultural lantern festival, nurturing a vibrant lantern wetland festival and creating a grand celebration that highlights the convergence of art and culture

Project Commissioner

Ding Yong Culture Creativity CO.,Ltd.

Project Creator

Ding Yong Culture Creativity CO.,Ltd.

Project Brief

The first "XINTING SHIMMER FESTIVAL" exhibition uses the concept of "light waves" and combines the waters of Swan Lake, an important national wetland, and its surrounding environment. Highlight the integration of lake light and water waves. The artist's creation explores the modes of encounter, overlap and reconstruction of light and shadow, guiding the audience to experience the rich local cultural landscape.

Project Innovation/Need

To enrich the construction of the area north of the Jishui River District in Tainan City, Taiwan, and promote the cultural hub of the area north of the Jishui River, we have chosen XinYing. For the first time, we integrate the overall development of the cultural watershed, the management of the natural fluid water system, and the novel sensory experience of an art school. This resulted in the creation of the inaugural XINING SHIMMER FESTIVAL, aiming to develop a distinctive local cultural lantern festival brand. The festival nurtures a vibrant Wetland Light Festival, establishing a grand event that combines art and culture.

Design Challenge

The difficulty lies in the fact that it is a public sector project, which requires a very short time and needs to be completed quickly, and with limited funds, the lighting unit must be installed in a pond with a water depth of 6 meters.


Artist Huang Wenyuan, inspired by the elegance of lotus flowers and leaves, utilized driftwood and drift bamboo, along with woven fabrics and rope structures, to create the installation “Lotus Sowing/He-Shi.”
“At this time. now” emerges from this inspiration, grounded in natural media and intricately combined with oyster shells and aluminium sheets. The artwork, swaying with the wind, invites viewers to step closer and immerse themselves in the dynamic tranquillity of this harmonious blend of light, shadow, wave, and motion.

This award celebrates creative and innovative lighting design or effects in indoor or outdoor spaces.
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